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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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Quite Impressive

Thousands of pieces of Meissen porcelain, all arranged to make a procession of Saxon dukes and kings. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Thousands of pieces of Meissen porcelain, all arranged to make a procession of Saxon dukes and kings. Not to be missed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

It is worth your time to spend five minutes looking at these beautifully painted tiles depicting German nobility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We only had a day in Dresden and I'm so pleased we saw this during our time here. Amazing that this was not destroyed during the carpet bombings in the war. It looks great from far away and even more amazing close up. So much work has gone into it........ 23 thousand tiny tiles to be exact!! Take your time... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

At first you see this mural, also known as the Furstenzug, and you think "nice". Then you learn that the mural consists out of 23,000 Meissen porcelain painted tiles and you're thoroughly impressed. Luckily, this piece of art was saved during the war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While walking around old downtown Dresden, we ran across a wall with a huge mural. The size alone is impressing! Then later when we found out what it depicted….The long lineage of rulers of Saxony, it really surprises you! We also found out later it was the largest ever constructed! It still amazes me, the town was turned to rubble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

It is a huge piece of art, over 100 meters long (300+ ft). Worth seeing. You can walk by it during the day on your own, or as part of an organized tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Porcelain picture of 24000 tiles (102mX10m) depicts all rulers of Saxonia, all of them ride horses. During the Second World War it was not damaged. My mother has noticed this wall the first among our group and tried to attract my attention - and when our guide told us a story of porcelain tiles - really amazing! We were told... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As processional entries go, this one has to be in the top ten. Overwhelming would be the word that leaps to mind walking down this processional. The story of kings in mural fashion done so well that it takes your attention away from all the tourist kiosks lining the passage. As I noticed the mural, which I didn't at first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A long wall with historical paintings from one stretch to another. A brilliant piece of art. I didn't notice it until 10-15 steps walking on its side. It is located at the Castle Walls, facing the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I walked right past it on the first occasion!....yes I know,almost an impossible thing to do,but, on the way back when the sun came out there it is. Quite a splendid work of art,make sure that at some point you detour or even better take a guided walking tour.it is well worth it.

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