Things to do in Dresden

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Things to Do in Dresden

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  • MWG12
    Leonia, NJ159 contributions
    Wonderful piece of baroque architecture, although renovation is being done. Will be wonderful once interior grounds and fountains are completed. It was originally intended as a palace but is more of a enclosed pleasure grounds with different museums in the various buildings, including the Gemäldegalerie, an outstanding art museum. Wonderful place to stroll.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • lenchoCalif
    Laguna Niguel, CA505 contributions
    Enjoyed the visit but wish we could have taken photos. At least have Post Cards to buy on Green Vault Amber Room, etc. Shop was out.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Alex
    Singapore, Singapore655 contributions
    Probably the top sight in Dresden. Already impressive looking on its own; its history makes it even more special. I personally did not enter though the option was available.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Robin Drinkall - Europe
    Frederiksberg, Denmark423 contributions
    The Old Masters gallery was originally located on Judenhoff in Dresden. The gallery is very impressive with its collection of artwork presented in amazingly gilted frames. Highly recommended and keep a sharp eye for Vermeers "Letter" painting.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,433 contributions
    At the head of a vast open square, this grand and ornate building possesses such an imposing and impressive appearance...
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,433 contributions
    What a square this is... And the palace a real treat to see as one of the several wonderful buildings on this square. Loved it.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Robert M
    5 contributions
    My curiosity about Dresden was sparked by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. If you go there absolutely read this book 1st. I wanted to see how a city that was fire bombed by the allies weeks before the war ended and how it recovered from that dastardly deed. I discovered the Panometer sort of by accident but it is well worth the trip. Read all of the Saxon history around the perimeter of the actual gasometer and then marvel at the detail that the artist used and how he did it to create to panorama.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • DeanR
    Greater London, UK12 contributions
    You can stumble across this passage way area in the new city but its worth going looking for. Lovely vibe and just the right side of odd. The Madness theme pub just outside is also a good spot.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • waldorf53
    Lytham St Anne's, UK1,368 contributions
    What a great idea, I think we should have one like this in England. A nice display of past kings, showing the changes in dress etc.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Robin Drinkall - Europe
    Frederiksberg, Denmark423 contributions
    Cycling or a river cruise is probably the best way of reaching the castle. It is huge and hosts a number of exhibitions. The gardens and parkland add to the enormity of the complex. Highly recommended
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • DANIELLA107
    London, UK1,992 contributions
    They say Dresden has the biggest Christmas market in Europe. I can not judge but it is very very big. Centre of the city, decoration Galore
    As I visited many Christmas markets in Europe, I can recommend this one as the art museums very near make it very interesting place to visit. .
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,433 contributions
    Not knowing too much about what to expect to see in Dresden, to walk and explore and discover such wonderful buildings, as seen along the terrace, made the visit to Dresden a real thrill and a pleasure...
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,433 contributions
    One of several really stand out buildings that you will encounter in such a relatively compact area of the city. It is a real beauty and well worth seeing...
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Philip d
    United Kingdom168 contributions
    One reviewer said 'I cannot add much to the positive reviews below'. I agree, THIS museum deserves endless accolades.

    What impressed me most of all was the effort put into the design being 'both sides'. Germany has an extensive military history dating way back from the Middle Ages. However, most people think of Germany in terms of WWI and WWII.

    Not being backwards on these subjects of WW1 and WWII, the Museum portrays that life is not so 'black and white' and that war is 'aggressors and victims', that war has a huge cost and war has been endemic in human existence.

    The Musuem deals into the depths and breadth of what is the Military as well as having brilliant exhibits and very 'thought through' presentations.

    I was fortunate to have been shown parts of the Museum by Dr Ball, one of the Museums Curators who happened to be the 'English Speaking 3:00PM Tour Guide'. It was through Dr Ball's explanation that l gained a wonderful insight into how the museum presents it wonderful insight to Military History and the relationship to does war make 'victors or victims', is war something so 'black or white'?

    This museum will suit all types of visitors, from 'military enthusiasts' through to 'anti-war pacifists' and everything in between. This museum is a captivating and informative presentation and a very well thought-through and thought-provoking museum covering such on a complex subject.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Robin Drinkall - Europe
    Frederiksberg, Denmark423 contributions
    There are a number of exhibitions within the building with the paintings gallery being on the upper floors. The building itself overlooks the Elbe and contains some interesting post impressionist pieces as well as works created by Casper David Friedrich.
    Written 10 May 2022
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