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Procession of Princes

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Address: Schlossplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 489
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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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one of the signs of Dresden

Interesting place, difficult to miss it during the walk in the Old Town. Unique and beautiful wall. Contains portraits of all Saxonian kings. Small tip - visit it by night also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place, difficult to miss it during the walk in the Old Town. Unique and beautiful wall. Contains portraits of all Saxonian kings. Small tip - visit it by night also, will get some another magic impression

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't remember the fine details of it, but I remember that the wall was built to commemorate the royals of Saxony before Germany was united. The wall itself survived the absolute battering that ensued during WWII and was intact in its entirety. It's crazy to think each tile was painted by hand and then laid, rather than the other... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic mural which you can study at your leisure. Lots of detail showing the saxon rulers .again beautifully restored after world war 2 .

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK the mosaic is very unique and different. There are no females in the picture, but then again those were different times.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Procession of Princes is a interesting concept where they have beautifully placed the line of Augustan Kings as per years. I was a bit curious about how it came to existence. I would suggest before you visit this place just find some facts about this place or take a guided tour.

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impressive mural of the Saxony rulers originally painted to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty which ruled between 1127 and 1904 is a "must see." Since the painting was a bit too fragile, between 1904 and 1907 it was replaced with 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles and sustained only minimal damage from the February, 1945 bombings. I only... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is made from over 250 decorated porcelain tiles and survived the destruction of WW2, with only 20 tiles damaged. It shows the line of the Augustan line of kings that ruled Saxony. A very beautiful work and so surprising to find on an exterior wall in the middle of a city.

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Greiz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

imagining that someone had to place all this on a wall makes the whole thing so much more amazing. The Picture was a bit to big for me to really see every detail. But its for sure amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't miss this huge mosaic (102 meters long) when walking through old Dresden. But it's not only a work of art, it's also a history lesson since it shows all the Prince-Electors of the Wettin house in their order of succession.There was another fresco made out of lime in 1589 which was replaced by a second one created between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mosaic was a minute's walk from our hotel. Although I had seen pictures, seeing it in reality - and thinking of the work involved in the restoration - took it to a whole different level. Worth walking along the length of the mosaic, reading the different inscriptions and just being caught up in the place.

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