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Aerial view of the Zwinger palace and grounds
The Zwinger (Der Dresdner Zwinger) is a palace in Dresden and a major landmark of German baroque architecture. The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (outer ward of a concentric castle); it was for the cannons that were placed between the outer wall and the major wall. The Zwinger was not enclosed until the neoclassical building by Gottfried Semper called the Semper wing was built to host the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister art gallery. The gallery is famous worldwide and boasts a fine collection of world masters including works by Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein, Lucas Cranach, Rafael and Tizian. The Zwinger also contains the Armoury (Rüstkammer), Porcelain Collection and Glockenspiel, Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, and Zoological Museum.
The Zwinger grounds are open daily from 6am - 11pm; museum hours and admission prices vary.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwinger ]
Address: Residenzschloss Taschenberg 2, 01076 Dresden
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