Schlossplatz
Schlossplatz
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Schlossplatz is a public square bounded by many of the most famous landmarks in Dresden and the Augustus Bridge. The square is dominated by the Katholische Hofkirche and is also the location of Brühl's Terrace and the Procession of Princes. The square itself is currently undergoing renovation as part of the same works renovating Augustus Bridge, so has lost some of its sheen. There's none of the usual restaurants and cafes around the square though. Go for all the sights.
Written October 5, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,951 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
The "Schlosspaltz" in Dresden is one of the beautiful squares of the city - with very interesting landmarks worth checking out when you are in the area. To point out a few:
- the Katholiche Hofkirche (the Catholic cathedral in Dresden).
- Entrance to the palace of Dresden
- the staircase to the "Balcony of Europe".
- the "Procession of Princes"
What you will not find - cafes , restaurants and pubs - there are only landmarks in the square and very close to it.
Free to enter and with a lot to see , definitely a place that you must see.
Written June 20, 2024
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Family
Schlossplatz is also called the Palace or Castle Square of Dresden. It takes no rocket scientist to figure out that this is the square that faces the royal palace. This palace had been the ruling center of Saxony for over 400 years and this square is still used for political activities these days. Buildings like the Hofkirche, Standehaus and Georgentor surround this square. You can see the Napolean Stone and Monuments of King Albert and Friedrich August in Schlossplatz. This 15th century square and the buildings around it were mostly detroyed by the allied bombings of WWII and had to be restored. The square has great charm and character. It is best viewed at night.
Written February 25, 2016
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Mikeview
Clayton, CA677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
As you cross the Augustus Bridge from New Town the first thing you encounter is the Schlossplatz and the Georgentor (George Gate). It was the first Renaissance building of the city and later updated with a mighty gable with sculptured ornaments, including the equestrian statue of Count Georg the Bearded. To the left of the gate and on the rear of the Long Arcade is a large porcelain mural depicting the Procession of Saxon Princes.
Written October 27, 2015
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KLE2013
Centreville, VA3,523 contributions
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Apr 2018 • Couples
The Schlossplatz is the beautiful center of Dresden's tourist area adjacent to the Residenzschloss, the Royal Palace, and and the Katholische Hofkirche, the Catholic Court Church. The ticket office for the Royal Palace is nearby and we purchased our VIP day pass for all the Dresden City Museums here for 30€.
Written July 31, 2018
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Jack H
Greenville, SC2,228 contributions
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Jun 2018 • Solo
In a taxi from the train station to the old center of the city, one could be forgiven for thinking, "Where's the beautiful city?. At least I did, until the driver took a turn and I glimpsed the tops of the buildings in the Schlossplatz. Moments later, after I had checked into my hotel (which is literally steps away from the square), I headed straight for it. I wanted to see it, but it was also the meeting point for the great walking tour I was part of shortly after my arrival.

I checked in with the guide, who told me I had about ten minutes to wander. I didn't go far, as the beauty of the Schlossplatz. The Castle is of course impressive, and next to it is the castle's church - Catholic because of Augustus II's conversion to that religion as part of the deal that made him King of Poland as well as King of Saxony (apologies to Henry IV of France, but "Poland is worth a Mass"). Our guide told us that the covered bridge (much like the Bridge of Sighs but used for a very different purpose) was the route used by the King to get from the palace to the church without being bothered with the "little" people, ordinary citizens.

The Schlossplatz is well-located - as one faces the river, to the right is a flight of stairs leading up to Bruhl's Terrace, and if you walk to the left instead, in a few minutes you can cross the bridge to Neustadt. But it's more than worth it in itself, and was for me a great introduction to the old town.
Written July 13, 2018
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Tourist attractions on Schlossplatz are the ones that tourists choose when starting their visit to Dresden. All attractions around this historic center are excellent use of visiting time. Probably the Residenzschloss is the more popular attraction to visit on the square as it has 5 museums that take almost a day to see. Admission price is reasonable for that amount of museums. However, on our 1 day visit, we had to limit ourselves to just the Green Vault as that was advertised as having the most exquisite and expensive treasures. The New Green Vault has no timed ticket while the Historic Vault does - each require separate tickets even though they are located in the same building. The museums are the point of interest at the Residenzschloss, not the palace itself. The exterior of this Schloss which takes up a good block of space has only 1 side that faces the Schlossplatz. That side makes the Schloss look more like a large town villa with its yellow plaster, stepped roof, and lack of outstanding architectural structures. However, on its side wall facing Augustusstrasse, the Procession of the Princes - Furstenzug - is an outstanding display of art on tilework. If you look carefully between the Residenzplatz and the Hofkirche you will notice the overhead connecting bridge that allowed royals to walk to the Hofkirche without having to cross the Schlossplatz.

The Hofkirche was the church that the Saxony royals attended who remained Catholic despite their citizens preferring the Protestant churches. The Hofkirche's slender spire is a landmark as it is visible from a far. This Gothic church has elements of baroque decor inside, notable on the ornate pulpit, organ loft, and plaster trim, but it is quite elegant in its overall simplicity. The entrance is oddly placed facing the Elbe River as though its worshipers would be crossing the Augustus Bridge from Neustadt; the bridge ends at Schlossplatz. Statues of religious figures line its 2 roof tops all the way around - one loaf shaped building ontop of a tall rectangular base. Unfortunately, the gradual discoloration of the sandstone bricks and rooftop sculptures detracts from the all over appearance.

Across from the Hofkirche is the Court House, repeating the architectural style of the Residenzschloss, but with blackening sandstone bricks instead of yellow plaster. A large bronze statue of Friedrick Augustus the Righteous is appropriately placed in front of the Court House.

Just across the Schlossplatz are other attractions that draw tourists - the Zwinger Palace with its 2 fine museums (art and porcelain) and Semperoper.

Restaurants, sidewalk cafes are available on the side streets for tourists spending the day around the Schlossplatz.

I would recommend that Schlossplatz be the first stopping point on a visit to Dresden.
Written July 10, 2018
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ10,285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Much of Old Dresden was destroyed in the WWII air raids. Several of the remains have been restored to their original appearances. Beautiful architecture.
Written February 2, 2018
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Royhasbeenthere
Brierley Hill, UK313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Had a great time here just before Christmas wandering around looking at all the fabulous things to buy on the market stalls such as beautifully carved wooden dolls and figurines and exquisite glass trinkets and baubles for the tree.

All made even better by drinking the hot Gluwine from commemorative mugs and eating the huge bratwurst sausages covered in mustard or ketchup - just scrummy!
This is a must do place to visit in my opinion.
Written December 27, 2017
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Ray V
Malta413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
The historical core of Dresden is conveniently small to cover in a good couple of days, but that does not diminish from its compelling appeal of a bygone era. Although largely reconstructed, the historical Saxony is very much in evidence in grand architecture, churches, central squares and also in those riches which survived the WWII bombing. For those fascinated with the old world, the past is still in evidence in the baroque examples of the Frauenkirche and its typical dome, the Zwinger Palace, fashioned on Versailles that define the city’s cultural profile. The city’s museum treasures, which include Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna,” and the banks of the River Elbe on which the city grew geographically. For those with a youthful bent for trendiness, the shopping centres of Dresden are alluring and impressive, where one can spend hours browsing the latest fashions, the latest technology and the all the rage in lifestyle. There is a beautiful choice of restaurants and food outlets, from traditional to simply convenient. On a personal note from someone who visited Dresden in January, the cold temperature made forays in the streets almost prohibitive but then, the typical Saxon eateries were more than snug and welcoming. The going price for a good meal is as agreeable as the fare itself. One should never forget that a pint of beer is highly regarded, when in Germany.
Written January 19, 2017
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