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Procession of Princes

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Address: Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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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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Excellent with great historical significance

It was a great experience being able to view this humongous work of ancient art. It is fascinating how this survived WW2 intact... before visiting, Google "Dresden WW2" or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great experience being able to view this humongous work of ancient art. It is fascinating how this survived WW2 intact... before visiting, Google "Dresden WW2" or "Dresden 1945", and notice that the entire town just a mere block away from this, and all around this piece of art, was totally destroyed. Very interesting, and definitely worth a... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank goodness this survived the war. It was painted in the 1870s and was luckily removed during the bombing campaigns. It is truly marvelous, a wonderful tribute to Saxony's ruling families. It's definitely worth your time if you visit Dresden.

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Southport, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As described in all the guides, this procession is true to form. Easy and quick stroll gives a good view of this site. Good for young children.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't matter if you know the history of these Saxon Princes or not for the idea of this Procession is genius. A large long walkway showing the stunning profiles of continuation of the German royal bloodline on horseback for all the public to see rather that an individual statue like the Golden Rider across the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk slowly along the wall and look at the pictures of kings through the centuries. It consists of 25 000 porcelain bits, and even somehow survived the war.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really beautiful and a photographers dream.Looks really different both night and day,Quite eerie at night.A must see in Dresden.

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Wallasey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the old town in a narrow street we came upon this remarkable 'picture' which is tiles. It tells the story of Dresden's royalty through the ages, left to right, as I am interested in historical costumes it was just fantastic to see the details. A true work of art. Glad we didn't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You simply cannot visit Dresden without seeing the amazing Procession of Princes. I enjoyed the landmark in the company of an expert guide who explained the major figures featured in the fresco, s fascinating history of the ruling classes linked to the City. The tiles which make up the fresco are superb and a testiment to the quality of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my way back across the river to the hostel where I was staying, I happened across the Procession of Princes, a 101-meter long mural depicting a procession of the Wettins, Saxony’s ruling family in the 1870’s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This fresco made from tiles is an incredible engineering and artistic feat. Well done to the people of Dresden for preserving this great piece.

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