Explore one of eastern Germany's most impressive examples of Rococo architecture at The Dresden Zwinger. Originally part of the Dresden fortress, the palace is one of the city's most important historical landmarks. It now houses several museums and galleries. Visit the Old Master's Gallery to admire fine works by artists like Rafael and Van Dyck. Or head to the complex's historical museum to peruse weaponry and military artifacts from the 15th through 18th centuries. You can pick up an audio guide at the entrance for full information on each collection, as well as the history of the grounds. Use our Dresden trip planner to arrange your visit to The Dresden Zwinger and other attractions in Dresden.
Tours to The Dresden Zwinger
$22 BOOK WITH VIATOR Big city tour hop on hop off 22 stops Big city tour hop on hop off 22 stops
Duration: 2 hours
$32 BOOK WITH VIATOR Escape Game Outdoor: Operation Mindfall Escape Game Outdoor: Operation Mindfall
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$11 BOOK WITH VIATOR Kick-off - city tour of Dresden, arrival and orientation Kick-off - city tour of Dresden, arrival and orientation
Duration: 1 hour
$138 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Walking Tour of Dresden with official tour guide Private Walking Tour of Dresden with official tour guide
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
$230 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dresden Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide Dresden Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide
Duration: 2 hours
$348 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dresden private tour with castle visit Dresden private tour with castle visit
Duration: 3 hours
The Dresden Zwinger reviews
During my visit, the state of the palace is mostly under construction, particularly at the gardens area, but that did not dampen my spirits. The architecture of the palace itself sold it for me...
During my visit, the state of the palace is mostly under construction, particularly at the gardens area, but that did not dampen my spirits. The architecture of the palace itself sold it for me... more »
It's a huge building with multiply attractions. The place is a combination of a baroque palace, museums, an art gallery, a park, a terrace, with fountains, stairs sculptures. A beautiful place to...
It's a huge building with multiply attractions. The place is a combination of a baroque palace, museums, an art gallery, a park, a terrace, with fountains, stairs sculptures. A beautiful place to... more »
The Zwinger complex is incomprehensible until you’ve visited! You have no idea how grand it is until you’re there. We visited the grounds and the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Even though the grounds are getting worked on, the architecture is impressive enough to appreciate its grandeur. We really enjoyed the gallery as well.
Incredible place! Sadly we were here during renovations, so we didn't get to see it in it's full glory, but it's super cool even under construction.
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