The museums in the kennel are very interesting and the courtyard invites you to linger in good weather. What is good, once you have paid admission, you can visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, the Mathematisch-Physikalischen Salon and the Porzellansammlung as well as all current special exhibitions.
April 20, 2017
The Zwinger is a building complex with gardens in Dresden. The total work of art of architecture, sculpture and painting, built under the direction of the architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and the sculptor Balthasar Permoser, is one of the most important buildings of the Baroque era and, along with the Frauenkirche, is the best-known architectural monument in Dresden. Its name Zwinger goes back to the name that was customary in the Middle Ages for a part of the fortress between the outer and inner fortress wall, although the Zwinger no longer fulfilled a function corresponding to its name when construction began. (Source: Wikipedia)
April 4, 2018
The Kronentor is a pavilion and next to the Wallpavillon the most famous part and often the symbol of the Dresden Zwinger in pictures.
With the long galleries adjoining on both sides, it stands on the old fortress wall with its front; However, the gate and galleries form a small angle to it. The crown gate originally allowed access from outside the city through the fortress wall. Therefore, no stone bridge corresponding to the importance of the construction led over the Zwingergraben to the Kronenor, but only a narrow wooden footbridge, which would have been quickly dismantled in the event of an attack. It was also rebuilt in this way when the Zwinger trench was uncovered and expanded in the 20th century.
January 6, 2020
The Zwinger was built from 1709 as an orangery and garden as well as a representative festival area. Its richly decorated pavilions and the galleries lined with balustrades, figures and vases bear witness to the magnificence during the reign of Elector Friedrich August I (also known as "August the Strong") and the claim to power he expressed through it.
January 25, 2021
The Dresden Zwinger in the middle of the Saxon capital is one of the most famous baroque buildings in Germany and, along with the Frauenkirche, probably the most famous architectural monument in the city of Dresden. It houses world-renowned museums and is the stage for music and theater events. Do you really have to visit.
January 28, 2021
The Dresden Zwinger in the middle of the Saxon state capital is one of the most famous baroque buildings in Germany and, along with the Frauenkirche, probably the most famous architectural monument in the city of Dresden. It houses world-renowned museums and is the stage for music and theater events.der-dresdner-zwinger.de/de/dresdner-zwinger
August 14, 2020
The construction of the bell pavilion in the Dresden Zwinger was completed in 1728, with the exception of the sculptures. Smaller work, however, continued until 1732. The structure was destroyed several times over the centuries. Among other things, it fell victim to a fire in the neighboring opera house in 1849, and the flames spread to the eastern part of the Zwinger. The scientific library was also affected by the fire. The entire Zwinger including the bell pavilion was badly damaged by the bombing raids in February 1945. The latter was rebuilt by 1955.
January 25, 2021
Very nice and worth seeing. In 03/20 a part was cordoned off due to a construction site and in the middle of the area a huge, large white dome tent was erected with some kind of exhibition. In the overall picture, I found this tent to be just annoying and a foreign body. Perhaps this is only a temporary solution, it would be desirable 😬
March 22, 2020
Until 1933, the carillon pavilion was called the city pavilion because of its location facing the city. Only then was the porcelain carillon installed above the Sophientor.
Between 1933 and 1935 a simple monumental clock was added to the glockenspiel, so that today every quarter, half, three-quarters and full hour the chimes that Professor Günter Schwarze composed especially for it in 1994 can be heard.
Depending on the season, well-known melodies are played at set times.der-dresdner-zwinger.de/de/dresdner-zwinger/uebersicht
August 24, 2020
Tip for families - a city tour with a difference, so it's also fun for the children: a scavenger hunt with riddles through Dresden, past all the important sights of the old town. Available on the Internet at stadtspiel-schnitzeljagd.de and in a shop in Dresden (more details on the website).
The set costs around 30, - but is worth every penny! Our son thought it was great that he was able to lead us from one point to the other using the solved puzzles and we enjoyed the small private city tour.
November 17, 2020
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