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Dresden Castle

Dresden Castle
Dresden Castle (Residenzschloss) seen from Theaterplatz

Dresden Castle (Dresdner Residenzschloss or Dresdner Schloss) is one of the oldest buildings in Dresden and has been the residence of the Electors (1547–1806) and Kings (1806–1918) of Saxony. One of the most fascinating qualities of the castle is the multitude of architectural styles found in it, from Romanesque to Baroque.

Most of the castle was reduced to a roofless shell in an air attack in 1945. The Heraldic Room, Jewel Room, Silver Room and Bronze Room were all destroyed. Fortunately the collections survived, having been taken to the Königstein Fortress in the early years of the war. In the first 15 years after the end of the Second World War no attempts were made to restore the building except the installation of a temporary roof in 1946. During the 1960's, reconstruction began with the installation of new windows. Since then an amazing amount of restoration has occurred. The famous Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) was re-opened in 2005 containing, among other priceless items, the treasures of the Saxon Monarchy. The rebuilding of the castle is not yet complete.

Hours: April to October: daily 10am - 6pm. November to March: daily 10am - 5pm.

Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 2 €.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_castle ]

Related: http://www.schloesser-dresden.de/
Address: Schlossplatz, Dresden 01067
Tags: Dresden, castle, fortress, green vault


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