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Castle Hopping Series: {Dresden Royal Palace / Residenzschloss}


This castle is one of the oldest buildings in Dresden. For almost 400 years, it has been the residence of the electors and kings of Saxony of the Albertine line of the House of Wettin.

The castle
The castle is in the right side

The castle  so impressive. It is not the palace itself, a nice medium size renaissance building though it is with a splendid colonnaded courtyard, some towers, porticoes, staircases etc.

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Wall painted with kings and knights

Residenzeschloss is situated right in the middle of the old city and consequently was flattened during the WW2 and even now some parts of it are still closed for ongoing restoration program. Conveniently it is next to the Cathedral, Opera House, Zwinger, Elba embankment.

A castle - museum
A castle – museum

It is a very nice looking castle from the outside, but you won’t find much of the castle atmosphere inside – it’s rather a house for a few different museums (Historic Green Vault and the New Green Vault, the Numismatic Cabinet, the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and the Dresden Armory with the Turkish Chamber.)

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