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Procession of Princes

Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
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Ranked #6 of 68 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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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

In an alleyway between the Catholic Church and the heart of the city is an amazing wall depiction of the history of the Dukes of Saxony and King(s) of Poland. This Procession depicts the lineage of Royalty throughout time with small symbolic ironies. The highlight of the tile image is in the center; the one where Augustus the Great is... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You only need to walk by - because it is free - but marvel at the detail and the amazing tiles on this historical guide of the princes fron the 12th century onward. Well worth a stroll. Get there before 9.30am for the best pictures as you get a bit of sunlight on the wall. later it is in shadow... More

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Dallas, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While this was cool to see, what made it neatest for us was that we had a local guide explain it to us. Without that, it would be little more than a pretty picture on the wall for us. Loved hearing the stories about it being built, why all kings weren't depicted, and why one horse was smashing a rose.... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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61 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

its a long painting of princesses reigned the Saxony part of Germany, displaying the names and the years of ruling by each prince, a must see for painting enthusiast.

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Russell, New Zealand
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

the Fuerstenzug is hard to miss - it links the Katholische Hofkirche with the Neumarkt and the Frauenkirche - it gives interesting vista's towards both but also tells of a long line of Saxon royal leaders - made entirely of meissen porcelain this is a must see when in Dresden

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Asheville, North Carolina
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Electors and Kings of Saxony from the earliest time. Most were men of war and are shown mounted and with armor. About the middle is Frederick the Wise who sheltered Luther. He is shown walking, with a laurel wreath to indicate his love of learning.

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California
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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