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Dresden Live-Guided Self-Drive Trabi Safari City Tour
"Jump into your very own Trabant and chug away through Dresden on a 90-minute ride in the official car of the DDR (GDR). Join fellow travelers in a Trabant convoy and see the city like you've never seen it before during this Trabi Safari. Your l your adventure begins.Pass popular Dresden sights during your tour including Zwinger Museum of Hygiene Great Garden 3 castles Golden rider Theaterplatz
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Dresden Live-Guided Self-Drive Trabi Safari City Tour
"Jump into your very own Trabant and chug away through Dresden on a 90-minute ride in the official car of the DDR (GDR). Join fellow travelers in a Trabant convoy and see the city like you've never seen it before during this Trabi Safari. Your l your adventure begins.Pass popular Dresden sights during your tour including Zwinger Museum of Hygiene Great Garden 3 castles Golden rider Theaterplatz
From EUR49.00
 
Dresden Live-Guided Self-Drive Trabi Safari City Tour
"Jump into your very own Trabant and chug away through Dresden on a 90-minute ride in the official car of the DDR (GDR). Join fellow travelers in a Trabant convoy and see the city like you've never seen it before during this Trabi Safari. Your l your adventure begins.Pass popular Dresden sights during your tour including Zwinger Museum of Hygiene Great Garden 3 castles Golden rider Theaterplatz
From EUR49.00

Zwinger Tips (98)

Gates and Pavilions

The most famous gate and probably the most photographed structure in Dresden is the Kronentor or Crown Gate. Atop the famed green dome, August the Strong's Polish crown is supported by the four Lions...
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nicolaitan
Dec 22, 2007

Zwinger Palace

The Zwinger is a major landmark of German baroque architecture and the most magnificent Baroque buildings in Germany.The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Mar 13, 2011

Architectural Bling Bling at the Zwinger

There is so much to potentially write about the Zwinger that it's hard to know where to begin and even harder to decide when to stop. For this reason I'm not going to regurgitate hundreds of guide...
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Ekaterinburg
Mar 17, 2008

Zwinger

The Zwinger is a sort of Baroque palace, built for celebrations and now housing some of the finest museums. Its four wings form a beautiful and quiet yard. Three of the wings were built by the famous...
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german_eagle
Dec 19, 2010

THE ZWINGER - WALL PAVILION

Another beautiful Pavilion!The Wall Pavilion is located the opposite end to the Carillon Pavilion. To me, they looked similar, both are impressive! I really loved all the sculptures of mythical people...
balhannah
Nov 29, 2013

Plan of Zwinger

Here is a small plan of where to go in Zwinger: the entrance is from Julian-Grimau Alley through Kronentor ("Crown Gate").You will see Sempergalerie right in front of you. It occupies the left part of...
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hunterV
Nov 12, 2011

THE ZWINGER - THE CARILLON

The Carillon, Chimes & Glockenspiel Pavilion are all the same building. When I walked through this gate and into the courtyard, I turned around to take a photo, this was when I noticed the...
balhannah
Nov 28, 2013

THE ZWINGER - SEMPERGALERIE

The Sempergalerie is where the Old Masters Picture Gallery is located. The Galerie is named after the architect, Gottfried Semper, who designed this Italian High Renaissance style building in 1854.The...
balhannah
Nov 29, 2013

THE ZWINGER - ENJOY THE SATYRS!

Stayrs can be found everywhere in the Zwinger Palace!These mythical creatures are a part of either Greek or Roman mythology. Along the walls of the Wall pavilion, I found heaps of these creatures...
balhannah
Nov 29, 2013

THE ZWINGER - MATHEMATICAL MUSEUM

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...
balhannah
Nov 30, 2013

THE ZWINGER - THE COURTYARD

The courtyard in the Zwinger shows that something plain still can be beautiful!Originally, the courtyard was a garden and orangery, a place where tournaments and court festivities took place.Today,...
balhannah
Nov 29, 2013

THE ZWINGER - WALL PAVILION WALK

This is another walk to do at the Wall Pavilion end of the Zwinger Palace. Yes, I know, you have to climb more stairs, BUT, it is worth it, as the views at this end are quite different to the other...
balhannah
Nov 29, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near Zwinger

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Semperoper - Semper Opera House

The opera owes its name to the architect Gottfried Semper who designed and built the 1st opera between 1838 and 1841. When this opera was destroyed a few years later Semper designed another one, which...
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Residenzschloss - Royal Palace

At one time the Residenzschloss Dresden (Dresden Royal Palace) was among the most magnificent and important Renaissance palaces in Germany. Dresden was the permanent residence of the Saxon kings and...
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Hofkirche - Catholic Cathedral

This is the city’s Catholic cathedral. It was badly damaged in the February 1945 bombing. Initial restoration took place during the1980s by the DDR government and it was completed in the early 21st...
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Altmarkt - Old Market Square

When we were in Dresden in August 2007 there was still a lot of building and restoration going on. The big rectangular square has been the core of the city since its foundation, and first mentioned...
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Neumarkt - New Market Square

Another King, another statue, Dresden has plenty of them. King Friedrich August II was the 3rd King of Saxony. He was born in 1797 and died in 1854. It was in 1866, that a monument of the King was...
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Neustadt

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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Getting to Zwinger

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Theaterplatz, 01067 Dresden

Hours

  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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