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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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An amazing must-see part of Dresden's history.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Fürstenzug is one of the most unique sights I have ever come across. Its history is just as amazing as all the little details in it that secretly tell stories all of their own. I strongly recommend to read up on this are take a tour to really get to know this amazing mosaic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This wall is located right outside the Dresden Hilton. It was very pretty and would be interesting to a history buff or photographer, no doubt. There were a lot of street vendors and junk sellers along the opposite side of the street. It wasn't my favorite, but it was not a bad site to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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