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Zwinger

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  • Sachsen Onkel

    An absolute must for visiting Dresden.

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    • April 8, 2017

  • 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

  • Dietmar

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Karin

    You can not get around in Dresden

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    • September 2, 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • U. S.

    The Dresden Zwinger is always worth a visit. If you are already in Dresden, you can not get around the Frauenkirche and the Dresden Zwinger. It is always remarkable how the historic buildings have changed since the turn for the better. Highly recommended is a guided tour of the kennel. Try it.

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    • December 21, 2016

  • daha

    A real highlight in Dresden!

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    • March 1, 2018

  • Dietmar

    A must when visiting Dresden.

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    • March 29, 2018

  • Markus

    Nice place to take a break.

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    • April 25, 2019

  • 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

  • Tommy

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

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Dietmar

    Very beautiful historic building in the old town of Dresden.

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    • March 20, 2018

  • Kerstin

    A must if you visit Dresden.

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    • October 27, 2018

  • 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

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    The kennel is really impressive, again and again.

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    • January 27, 2021

  • manulie

    The Drsedener Zwinger and the Zwingerhof is a highlight for all Dresden visitors. By the way, the museums in the kennel are very interesting.

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    • April 4, 2017

  • RF1950

    The Dresden Zwinger is always worth a visit!

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    • May 4, 2017

  • Irmy

    Can not miss on anybody :-)))

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    • August 18, 2017

  • det801

    Here you should definitely look over.

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    • April 20, 2018


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