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  • 1. Zwinger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Another very interesting museum! Once again, it was "August the Strong" who founded this Museum in 1728, making it the oldest Museum in the Zwinger complex, and one of the world’s most important...

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  • 2. Royal Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Royal Palace is across the road from the Zwinger. Its history goes back to the 13th century when a fort was built here, then in the 15th century, the Hausmann Tower was built. In 1530, George...

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  • 3. River Elbe

    Undoubtedly, the nicest way to get to Schloss Pilnitz is by Paddle Steamer. It’s not the only way mind you, but definitely the best. Because I had other ideas on the way back I didn’t buy a return...

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  • 4. Fürstenzug (Procession of the dukes)

    This is another historical sight not to be missed The Procession of Princes I was looking at today, was not the original. This one, even though quite old as it was painted between 1870 and 1876 to...

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  • 5. Brühlsche Terrassen

    The Brühl Terrace is one of the most popular places in Dresden. Brühl Terrace was originally part of ramparts built to protect the city. Between 1739 and 1748, Count Henrich von Brühl, had the...

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  • 6. Frauenkirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Frauenkirche is a sandstone octagonal church, quite different to what I am used to seeing. At the top is a massive circular sandstone Dome weighing an incredible 12,000 tonnes,. The Dome is...

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  • 7. Neustadt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is Hotel overlooks the parkland and the Elbe River. Located in-front of the Hotel, is a lovely fountain know as "The Three Graces," who were known in Greek & Roman mythology as goddesses of...

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  • 8. Semper Opera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luck wasn't with this building! In 1838, Gottfried Semper started construction of a neo-renaissance Opera house. In a few years it was completed, only to be destroyed by fire in 1869. Again, Semper...

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  • 9. Hofkirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There is still more to offer, like the amazing baroque Pulpit! ....Wow! .....This was something, overdone in my opinion, but a great piece of work done by Permoser. Amazingly, the locals manage to...

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  • 10. Kreuzkirche

    Eventually I made it to the city centre of the Old Town! One of my first sights, was Dresden's first church, the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) that was built in 1215. The church was...

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  • 11. Albertinum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Original Albertinum dates back to the second half of the 19th century. It is a building that houses big collection of sculptures. All building complex is quite mixed, as new 21st century architecture...

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  • 12. Yenidze

    „Yenidze is a strange name“ - I thought when I first heard it. It looked like Georgian word. Actually it is old cigarette factory, the name comes from former Ottoman Empire town. It was built in...

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  • 13. Blaues Wunder

    To the south of town by the palaces that set along the Elbe is the bridge called Blue Wonder-Blaus Wunder. It is the next to oldest bridge in Dresden because the rest were destroyed by WWII invasions....

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  • 14. Schloss Pillnitz

    Pillnitz Palace and gardens are a magnificent example of the harmonic combination of architecture and nature in Saxony. Nothing of the previous medieval buildings remained. Elector Duke Augustus the...

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  • 15. Striezelmarkt (Christmas market)

    Dresden has one of Germany's oldest Christmas markets and one that has not become overly touristy. These markets are the main reason to go to Germany in winter and are always a highlight for the first...

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  • 16. Akademie der Künste (New masters gallery)

    Unfortunately this renowned collection of new masters is currently closed for renovations but some of the works are on display at the Zwinger's Old Master's Gallery. It's been closed since 2006 so...

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  • 17. CONGRESS CENTRE & ERLWEINSPEICHER

    Looking across the River Elbe from the Neustadt side of the River, I could see this very modern building, then an older building, plus one I knew, this was the...

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  • 18. POLICE HEAD QUARTERS

    When I saw this Castle like building in Dresden, I had no idea what it was. Since coming home, I've found it to be the Police Headquarters of Dresden, something...

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  • 19. AUGUSTUS THE STRONG & CHRISTIAN I

    I noticed the gold medallion on the wall and wondered what the history was. The image is of Saxon King "Augustus II" or "August the Strong"Dresden 1670 -...

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  • 20. TASCHENBERGPALAIS

    The TaschenbergPalais, is now an upmarket Hotel where you can stay in luxurious surroundings.The Palace has an interesting story to tell.............The elector...

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  • 21. NEUSTADT - NEW MARKET

    If you have found the beautiful Frauenkirche, then you have found the Neumarkt! The Church is the most visited site in Dresden, so there usually is plenty of...

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  • 22. WALK THE OLD TOWN OF DRESDEN

    Yes, I know, I've suggested walking around Dresden. It is quite easy, all flat going, and in quite a compact area.The are plenty of walking tours to choose...

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  • 23. PALACE OF CULTURE

    Also facing the Altmarkt is a building I really didn't like much as it looked so out of place! This was the Palace of Culture, a building from 1969 built in...

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  • 24. MONUMENT OF MARTIN LUTHER

    Martin Luther stands on a stone pedestal beside Frauenkirche church. He is standing in a cloak with the Bible in his hands, after all, it was he who had it...

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  • 25. STATUE OF KING FREIDRICH AUGUSTUS I

    Freidrich Augustus was the first King of Saxony. This is not Friedrich August the Strong, he is another person.It was in 1806 when he became King, at a time...

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