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The Dresden Zwinger: Tours & Tickets

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Situated in the heart of the Saxon state capital, the Dresden Zwinger ranks among Germany’s most well-known Baroque buildings of Germany and is, apart from the Church of Our Lady, certainly the most famous building monument in Dresden. It...more
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Theaterplatz 1 | Ostra-Allee, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
+49 351 43837030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can walk in the courtyard and along the walls for free. We also used our Museum cards to access the porcelain (interesting but the large animals were tacky!), scientific instruments (good telescopes) and Old Masters (sadly under renovation so not much to see). They...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loads of places have a plaza between various museums but this is something else. Between the Science Instruments, Porcelein, and Alte Meister gallery you get a spectacular square - see everyones' pictures to get an idea.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very impressive site. The special video presentation of the wedding of the century is worth the time and extra money to understand the cultural importance and history of the Zswinger. Also recommended a visit to the Scientific Instruments exhibit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 166mikhaild
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zwinger is part of the Dresden Castle palace complete, originally part of the fortifications, it’s now mostly museums, gardens and exhibitions. Much of the complex is built in the Baroque style and looks fantastic. Even if you didn’t go to the museums and only...More

Date of experience: September 2019
15  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only came to Dresden passing through on our way to Vienna from Berlin. What little we knew related to the terrible bombing during WW11. The experience of our local guide opened up an amazing story of what happened during the war and afterwards. Amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank anthony c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is history (reborn) a town which has regrown. The Zwinger is part of it, dont rush there stroll, absorb and look at the history. Imagine what happened here before 1045 during 1945 and the place today

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank alexingohr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was with my invalid mom on Dresden in Zwinger Palace During all our walking very slow was no benchmark seats. Only few benchmark seats were outside Palce nothing in inside. She cant injoy good view palace longer time and spend beautiful time. The same...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Izabela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning architecture, statues galore and beautiful gardens make this a must see if you are in the historical district of Dresden.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you approach the gate at the "Old Masters Picture Gallery" you have no idea as to what lies on the other side. You would never guess that there are beautiful gardens, fountains and buildings with awesome facades on the other side, except for that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HCovik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hugh courtyard is right next door to the Green Vault museum. Take advantage of this to see the old palace. If you have more time, there is also museum inside.

Date of experience: March 2019
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December 4, 2018|
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Response from travel-junkie3PO | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why you would need a guided tour of the Zwinger! It was never a dwelling--it was for parties, so there are no furnishings, etc. However, they have at least three museums in the Zwinger--the art museum is quite... More
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from tanupriyac | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t need to prebook but it is closed on Mondays ... the grounds are open but you can’t access the exhibits.
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Leonardo P | Reviewed this property |
It’s mostly a church so I think so... but I’m not sure if there are the possibility to do visit tour !!
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