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Zwinger

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  • manulie

    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.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Eifel_Didi 🇩🇪

    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)

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    • April 4, 2018

  • jour-reveur

    Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk by the architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and the sculptor Balthasar Permoser.
    Originally built in 1709 as an orangery, garden and festival complex, later rebuilt and expanded.

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    • May 12, 2015

  • NoWaElke

    Especially recommended is a tour of the Zwingerbalustraden. These can be reached via stairs from outside and inside the kennel. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire area. Entrance fee is not charged here either.

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    • May 27, 2019

  • Svenson

    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.

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    • January 6, 2020

  • Thomas Luge

    Every guest of the city should visit the kennel in the evenings. The light of the evening sun in the glass surfaces.

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    • July 18, 2017

  • Fräulein Riesling 🌸

    Best to come here early in the morning, otherwise there will be crowds

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    • October 7, 2020

  • Sachsen Onkel

    An absolute must for visiting Dresden.

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    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.

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    • January 25, 2021

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    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.

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    • January 28, 2021

  • A. Winterlich

    But of course, who does not build the kennel in his city tour has not been in Dresden ... :-)

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    • April 2, 2019

  • JR56

    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

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    • August 14, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    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.

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    • January 25, 2021

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    The Zwinger is one of the most imposing Baroque buildings. The client and initiator of the planning and implementation was August the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.

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    • March 22, 2021

  • jour-reveur

    The crown gate adorns a crown with the Polish eagles, as Elector Augustus the Strong was also King of Poland at the same time.

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    • May 12, 2015

  • jour-reveur

    The carillon on the Glockenspiel pavilion plays a tune every quarter of an hour. The bells are made of Meissen porcelain.

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    • May 12, 2015

  • Cathrin

    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 😬

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    • March 22, 2020

  • 🚶‍♀️🐩 Rebecca 🏃‍♀️🚴‍♀️

    The Zwinger is a complex of buildings with gardens in Dresden.The kennel was built in 1709

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Markus

    Nice place to take a break.

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    • April 25, 2019

  • Tommy

    The kennel in Dresden definitely plan to visit.
    Another impressive sight on the tour through Dresden.

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Dolle

    The Kronentor is considered the symbol of the Dresden Zwinger.

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    • November 4, 2019

  • JR56

    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

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    • August 24, 2020

  • Birgit Koniczek

    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.

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    • November 17, 2020

  • PeterStar

    To see a lot and you need a lot of time.
    Among the top 3 which is absolutely to see in Dresden.

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    • July 18, 2019


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