Dresden's world-famous landmark, Zwinger, was created between 1710-32 by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann ... More
Dresden's world-famous landmark, Zwinger, was created between 1710-32 by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and sculptor Balthasar Permoser. The imposing complex, made up of a crown gate, long, winding galleries, a walled pavilion and carillon and French and German pavilions was originally designed as a venue for court festivities. In 1855, a Neo-renaissance structure designed by Gottfried Semper was built on the north-eastern side. The Semper Building contains, amongst other things, the Gallery of the Old Masters, with works by Dürer, Titian, Rubens and one of the most famous paintings in the world, the Sistine Madonna by Raphael. The breathtaking ensemble is completed by several royal tombstones, a pond and an idyllic park.
My sons, husband, and I spent alot of time here when we went to Dresden. We enjoyed the Rustkammer museum which has armor, weapons, and horse equipment that belonged to the dukes and electors of Saxony. My husband and 13 year-old son found this fascinating. I wish I would have gone to the porcelain museum. Please note that the art museum is closed for renovations this year. The grounds and gardens are very pretty.
A Mecca for technology fans, the Technische Sammlungen Dresden provides a fascinating journey through the world of electronics, data processing,
photography, mathematics and home entertainment. Visitors are encouraged not just to look, but also to take part in experiments ...
Memorials to Carl Maria von Weber, one of Dresden's most famous sons, can be found all over the city. The
facade of the Semper Opera House , for example, contains a bust of the great composer, but it is ...
Dresden's famous porcelain mural on the exterior of Residenzschloss palace is a feast for the eyes. The frieze is 102
metres long and 7 metres high, making it the largest porcelain picture in the world. It was first painted ...