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The Zwinger Palace is located in the city of Dresden, Germany. The construction took place in the year 1709 and was originally made of wood and served as the amphitheater for the knights contests on the handling of weapons or other entertainment for the Saxon royal court. Between 1710 and 1719, under the command of King August the Hard took place the reconstruction of the palace using the stone so like it looks nowdays. The desire was to outsmart the King's Palace of Versailles wich was a great and luxury Palace.

In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, the Zwinger Palace was seriously damaged, but it was built with the help of city residents. Inside the palace we can visit 4 rooms, each filled with works of art and the gallery of paintings, paintings of the artist Raphael, Rubens, Canaletto.

 

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During the early 20th century, Dresden became famous for its cigarette factories and camera works. Up until 1933, the city was the heart of European modern art.Dresden History – World War II Dresden was converted to a safe shelter for 600,000 refugees during the last months of World War II. The city had to endure 7 attacks from 1944 to 1945. The bombing that took place in Dresden History between February 13 and February 15, 1945 remains one of the most notorious Allied actions. It was reported that some 150,000 to 250,000 deaths took place. However, the latest commissioned report asserts 25,000 fatalities.... Read more »

 
 
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What to see in Sanssoucci, Potsdam - Apr 26, 2009, by Wazling
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