The Dresden Zwinger

The Dresden Zwinger in the middle of the capital of Saxony is one of the most famous baroque buildings in Germany and next to the Frauenkirche probably the most famous monument in the city of Dresden. It is home to world-renowned museums and is a stage for music and theater events.

Dresdner Zwinger – A place for treasures of world rankings

As magnificent place for courtly festivities Augustus the Strong told his architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann to create the Zwinger at the beginning of the 18th century.

The impressive sandstone scenery harbors with their world-famous collections of treasures: In the Gemäldegalerie »Alte Meister« suggests Raphael's Sistine Madonna, visitors under its spell. The incredible number of masterful pieces of Chinese, Japanese and Meissen porcelain in the Porcelain Collection date back to the acquisitiveness of August the Strong. The »Mathematisch-Physikalische Salon«, the oldest museum of the Dresden Zwinger, is today one of the world's most important museums of historical scientific instruments.