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What to visit in Dresden, Germany

 
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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 The construction took place in the year 1709 and was originally made of wood and served as the amphitheater for the knights contests on the handling of weapons or other entertainment for the Saxon royal court.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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The Green Vault. This museum takes pleasure in being one of Europe’s most extravagant chambers. Going to the Green Vault is like hitting two birds with one stone since it has two different exhibition areas: the New Green Vault and the Historic Green Vault. Tourists’ eyes will pop out with the outstanding artworks made of precious gems, ivory, gold, silver, bronze and amber. Albertinum. This was constructed by Carl Adolf Canzler from 1884-1887. It was originally built as a museum and archive. Today, Albertinum displays the Picture Gallery “New Masters”, the Numismatic Collection, Sculpture Collection, and some special... Read more »

 
 
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