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Procession of Princes

Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
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Ranked #7 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A short walk from all the sights, a free outdoor sight to behold. take your time to walk thru and try to identify with a book who are in the pictures

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A parade of the whole history of Dresden as seen through its various rulers through the centuries done in porcelain that resembles a tapestry, an amazing technical and artistic feat that should not be missed. Love walking back and forth in front of it and see the changes in perspective and many details you can catch on first viewing.

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Warren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is worth walking to see, it is free and can be seen While walking thru the city square in beautiful Dresden. The painting depicts a Parade of Saxon Princes and is done so well it looks like tapestry. Don't miss this beautiful art work.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

That was the view from our bedroom window at the Hilton. Great piece of old German history it must be seen.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An excellent artwork of tiles depicting the princes of Saxony. You cannot miss this scene on the outside of a building as you explore the beautiful city of Dresden by foot or coach.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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