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Procession of Princes

Address: Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
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Ranked #6 of 59 Attractions in Dresden
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on horseback. Scratched into stucco by the artist in 1876, the mural was later recast onto porcelain tiles and, incredibly, survived the 1945 bombing of Dresden that destroyed most buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

this wall art piece is a real change of pace...not often, do you see art like this...a nice huge wall piece you can stroll by and enjoy at your own pace...very nice at night with various lighting .... don't miss this sight...priced right, as well !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's a big ceramic mural on the side of a building showing all of lthe rulers of Dresden, made using pieces of the locally famous porcelain. It's big. It's long. It's November. It's raining. It's O.K., but nothing, in my opinion, to gush about.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I love this procession - so many different personalities are depicted as they parade endlessly for us. Set down amongst various architectural wonders these characters still stand out as they are so clearly individuals

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was blown away by this exhibit. It is outside on a building and made of about 60,000 Meissen hand painted tiles! Get the little instruction book if you want the stories of the different princes. The story of ' August the Strong' is most interesting!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Walked passed here many times now. Of a night time it's so enchanting and gives a good insight into the history of saxony

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's better to visit it with the guide or read some history before the visit, otherwise you won't be impressed that much. But if somebody tell you about the people on the picture and it's history, especially unbelievable survival during WW2, you will look at it with totaly different feelings. And there is enough information in internet.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Go at night when no one else is around. It looks great by moonlight but we also just loved walking past as much as we could at all times of the day!

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Hard to imagine that the whole 100+ meters are made from Meissen tiles. The passage is impressive for three reasons: (1) it is beautiful just to look at it, even more so when you understand how they made it, (2) it is a great timeline to understand Saxon history, and (3) no matter which end you come out of, what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Loved the idea of portraying the many rulers of Saxony throughout the centuries, and each ruler with a special sign that marked them. I loved the sgraffito work the artist did as well as the idea to preserve the work on porcelain tiles. Superb!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This 102 metre panel on the side of the former royal stables is a pictorial of the various rulers of the House of Wettin over a thousand years. I wasn't expecting it and then there it was. The procession shows each ruler in his appropriate attire and provides dates and names for each. It was painted between 1870-76 but was... More

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