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Procession of Princes

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Address: Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Description: This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a...
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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Not a sprint

This is 100 metres (102 in fact) you do not want to sprint but take your time to enjoy. Very interesting to see all the history of the kings and princes. On the otherside is where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

This is 100 metres (102 in fact) you do not want to sprint but take your time to enjoy. Very interesting to see all the history of the kings and princes. On the otherside is where theu used to joust and is also worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Quick one to walk buy & view on your way to the Church or into the pedestrian areas where there's food, wine & shopping.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Magnificent mural in the center of Dresden showing rulers of Saxony. It's very impressive how it was restored and renewed even it hadn't been severely damaged in 1945 campaign. Worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If a wall could speak and tell you the tale of The greatness of the Saxony Kingdom and of it's rulers, then look no further. This mural gives you the feeling of living out the history of Dresden. Can't miss it. It's on the way to the bridge from the Frauenkirche platz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

All the tour groups stop for a lengthy talk at this spot, which is a parade of the rulers of the house of Saxe- Wettin. 102 m long it was originally stucco but due to the weather was covered in 1906 with 26,000 Meiseen tiles. Thankfully it survived the bombing of 1945. Note: there are no females on parade. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Loved walking along the alley and seeing history. Learned about relative timing of history and very glad that this wall survived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This has got to be the most amazing piece of history for me as far as Dresden is concerned. It's a visual treat and one of the few sights that miraculously escaped the terrible bombings of the Allied forces back in WWII that reduced Dresden to a rubble. This review doesn't need any more information about the history details of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Fürstenzug [Procession of Princes] is a huge mural of Meissen porcelain tiles, 101 meters long, depicting 35 of the most significant noblemen in the history of Saxony in a procession on horseback. It was created originally by Wilhelm Walter sometimes around 1876, to mark the 800th anniversary of the Wettin dynasty, However, in less than three decades, the mural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

the history of the regimes of the place in one painting. Representative of art of its time. impressive.huge .awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The long wall has detailed pictures of rulers in the Saxony region. Very delicate, better see with a tour guide introducing history of history. Surroundings are the most busy old town region, many tourists and shops selling souvenirs around.

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