Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) Tours

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The Dresden Royal Palace is a Renaissance castle that was home to Saxony's kings and electors starting in the late 1400s. It was built with defense in mind and has limited gates and massive walls. The palace burned towards the end of World War II, and reconstruction began in the 1980s. Today it houses the Dresden State Art Collections. The museums here include the Coin Cabinet and the Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the first two collections to return to the museum after reconstruction began. Other museums include the New Green Vault, the Historic Green Vault, the Turkish Chamber, the Armory, the art library, and several other collections and galleries.

Visitors can explore the artwork, antiques, and other unique items found in the different sections of the palace to get an idea of what royal live was like during the renaissance period and other times throughout history. There are two courtyards attached to the palace, which have been enclosed in recent years for more practical use as part of a museum.

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The Royal Palace is located at Taschenberg 2. Admission is 12 euros for the Historic Green Vault and 12 euros for the other sections, or a combo ticket can be purchased for 21 euros. Opening hours are Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 6pm.
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Address: Taschenberg 2, Dresden, Saxony 01067, Germany
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Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 6pm
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Admission: 2 euros; combo ticket 21 euros
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Dresden Walking Tour of the Historic Old Town

Discover the marvellous monuments and architectural wonders of Dresden on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Learn how the jewel of baroque Germany was painstakingly reconstructed after WWII as you follow your guide around the elegant plazas and grand boulevards. Keep your camera to hand as you pass the striking Zwinger Palace and Theater Square; take a peek inside the Church of Our Lady; and admire the dramatic Procession of Princes mural.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dresden Day Trip from Prague

Visit one of Germany’s most beautiful cities on this day trip to Dresden from Prague. Nicknamed the ‘Florence of the Elbe,’ Dresden is brim with baroque and rococo buildings, many raised and rebuilt, phoenix-like, from the ashes of World War II. After traveling from Prague to Dresden by air-conditioned coach, visit the Zwinger Old Masters Gallery to see masterworks including the ‘Sistine Madonna’ by Raphael; admire the domed Frauenkirche (Church of the Virgin Mary); and enjoy the afternoon free to have lunch and explore this resplendent city further at leisure.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Dresden Old Town Walking Tour with a Russian-Speaking Guide

Enjoy a 1.5-2 hours walking tour through Dresden's historical Old Town with a Russian-speaking guide and see the city's major sites, such as Theaterplatz, Zwinger, Residenzschloss, Frauenkirche, Hofkirche and more. Listen to your guide as you will learn about Dresden's sights and museums.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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