The Dresden Zwinger

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The Dresden Zwinger
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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 accommodates internationally renowned museums and is a place for staging music and theater performances.
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Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
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JohnIreland156
1 contribution
Dresden Zwinger visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely buildings with great character. Great to see the building being restored back to its firmer glory. Great access to most areas of the grounds and balconies also with some lovely views.
Written September 30, 2021
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Cyprian Z
Poznan, Poland134 contributions
Nice but half of it is being renovated
Sep 2021 • Couples
It’s big and nice to walk around, but not at this time - first of all - half of it is being renovated currently and also due to that there are some dead ends, so we had to walk back about 10 minutes to get off the walls. Best to wait until renovation is done and visit other landmarks.
Written September 25, 2021
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Thank you very much for the feedback! We understand your displeasure, but such a building is always of historical interest and requires special care and attention. Some parts of the Zwinger are still being renovated and the excavation site also aims to preserve and understand the Zwinger in all its glory. The evaluation of our visitors is important for us to further improve our offer and we are pleased about the information. You are welcome to send us more details or pictures by e-mail (zwinger@schloesserland-sachsen.de).
Written September 30, 2021
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Ludwig H
Augsburg, Germany26 contributions
Very nice piece of baroque architecture!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We visited the building complex and found countless of wonderful details as well as stellar places for photography. Would recommend to anyone coming to Dresden, especially since you can access all the outdoor areas for free. Special mention of the possibility to walk on top of the walls as from there you can see some gorgeous details of the design up close!
Written September 18, 2021
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Thank you very much for the encouraging feedback!
Written September 30, 2021
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Brainbox
14 contributions
If you like culture...
Sep 2021
So, went there with my wife. The building looks great but it is only approx. 70 years old. The art is fine and prices are mid range.
Written September 13, 2021
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Thank you very much for the positive feedback! Actually the building complex ist way older than 70 years. It was built in 1709 as an orangery and was changed and extended over the years. If you ment the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, which is an museum located in the Zwinger complex, their oldest forerunner of the present collection is considered to be the 1560. We are pleased that you nevertheless enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back soon!
Written September 30, 2021
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Nimrod666
Vellinge, Sweden64 contributions
Still under restoration
Jul 2021
Very nice area just to walk around in, or sit and enjoy the atmosphere. It’s just 10 minutes walking distance from Frauenkirche.
Written July 24, 2021
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Thank you very much for the encouraging feedback!
Written August 2, 2021
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Shazzminderr S
146 contributions
Nice but a lot of construction
Jul 2021 • Friends
Amazing time since the place was all but empty. Only local tourists it seems made it due to Covid. Using, in July, European countries are jam packed w tourists, but now is THE PERFECT time to travel
The sites were beautiful. But sadly so many parts of it was under construction. But we’ll worth the visit. Stay for the sunset and cross the bridge to take some good pictures. BUT DO NOT EAT around there as prices were high and service was terrible.
Written July 19, 2021
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Thank you very much for the positive feedback! We understand your displeasure, but such a building is always of historical interest and requires special care and attention. We are glad that you nevertheless enjoyed your time in Dresden and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written July 21, 2021
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Puffinman
Berlin, Germany1,005 contributions
Unique place must see!
May 2021 • Couples
Learn about the history and understand the times! This is a fine place to walk and visit. Great architecture. The royals had it all! Thanks to the “Whit Gold” ( porcelain)
The artists created such wonderful work! A must see place!
Written June 11, 2021
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Thank you very much for the encouraging feedback!
Written July 5, 2021
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marinamelow
Erlangen, Germany256 contributions
Must see
Jun 2021
It's a must see in Dresden. You can find there many of classic buildings from the royal time. It's really beautiful!
Written June 7, 2021
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Thank you very much for the encouraging feedback!
Written June 10, 2021
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MichiganFarmWife
Frankenmuth, MI13 contributions
Stories of distant past and not so distant past are equally interesting
Mar 2020
Our tour guide walked us through the Dresdent Zwinger, pointing out architectural details inside and outside the buildings. The history is interesting. We were most intrigued by photos he had to share that showed massive flooding in Dresdent in 2013, in which the Platz (outdoor courtyard in the center of the building) was flooded with several meters of water from the nearby Elbe River, which is way, way lower than this palace! That flood must have been as devestating to Dresdeners as the current pandemic. We visited Dresden and Germany just before Germany closed its border, returning home to Detroit on March 13, 2020.
Written January 31, 2021
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Thank you very much for the encouraging feedback! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Zwinger and Dresden so much. We hope to see you again some day.
Written February 4, 2021
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ihsanfikircioglu
Turkey49 contributions
Cool
Dec 2019
Historical garden. Should see this place and spend 1 hour at least. It worths to be there and spend time there. Highly touristic.
Written November 1, 2020
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Thank you very much for the positive feedback!
Written November 2, 2020
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