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Procession of Princes

Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
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Ranked #6 of 67 attractions in Dresden
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This scroll-like historical tiled wall of the kings and princes of the area from Medieval times to the 18th.C or so was easy to take in as you walk along the streets. Nothing particularly spectacular but interesting how the tile work portrayed some vivid history and personages.

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Southend On Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Oner of the highlights of the walk around the Aldstadt is a stroll up Augustusstrasse to admire the "Furstenzug" the world's largest porcelain mural. Created by alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottager, the mural depicts the 35 princes, counts and kings from the House of Wettin. Outdoor event free of charge and suitable for wheelchair users.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The visual presentation, and the historical lineage it displays, reminds the viewer of the age, significance and traditions of Dresden. A unique display, a viewing treat. Check out the historical characters, and spend some time simply appreciating the visuals.

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montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was good to see but it would have been nice to have a better explanation of all of the figures. Conspicuous absence of women, for the most part, but i guess that's a reflection of the times.

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Singapore
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63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is not only the world's largest mural made of Meissen Porcelain tiles (many visitors who see this wall don't realize it's made of porcelain tiles--as you can tell from many of the reviews posted here), but it is also survived the devastating fire bombs that fell on the city February 13-14, 1945, which burned the royal palace (next door)... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is pretty impressive, Make sure you see this wall when you visit Dresden, and take a picture of it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wow - this is gorgeous. This is a huge wall showing the procession of all the princes from start to finish and includes the names of the princes on the wall underneath their picture. Magnificent.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even Dresden can hardly charge for this, as it is open to the street on the side of the Stallhof. It makes an interesting few minutes' game of "Spot the elector".

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Procession of Princes is very cool. I have never seen anything like it. If you go to Dresden, you can't miss this wall.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I put it that way because this huge mosaic spans several centuries of royal leaders, all on horseback -- all of them appearing to walk backward in time instead of forward. I couldn't find anyone who had any idea why. Never mind the line of march -- it's a free look at a long span of history, an easy ten-or-fifteen... More

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