Zwinger Palace

Highly recommended
Augustus the Strong's initial idea was to build an orangery on the site of an old fortress. His architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann embellished the original project to create this vast esplanade surrounded by galleries and pavilions. This Baroque gem is striking for the harmony between its sculptures (by Balthazar Permoser, a Bavarian artist influenced by his trips to Italy) and the architectural building as a whole. The building now houses five museums, including the Old Masters Picture Gallery.

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Address : 

Sophienstraße

Nearby tourist attractions

Porzellansammlung
Porzellansammlung
This museum exhibits porcelain from
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Zwinger Palace : Armoury
Zwinger Palace : Armoury
You don't have to be a fan of weapons to
The Green Vault
The Green Vault
The jewellery and gold work collected by
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Swiss Saxony
Swiss Saxony
Lying between Dresden and the Czech
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Türckische Cammer
Türckische Cammer
Inaugurated in 2010 as part of the
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Zwinger Palace : Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
Zwinger Palace : Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
This room introduces visitors to the
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Porzellansammlung
Porzellansammlung
This museum exhibits porcelain from
2:00
Zwinger Palace : Armoury
Zwinger Palace : Armoury
You don't have to be a fan of weapons to
The Green Vault
The Green Vault
The jewellery and gold work collected by
3:00
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