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Zwinger Palace

Listed under Gardens in Dresden, Germany.

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Adjacent the opera house is the Zwinger Palace, which was my favorite site in Dresden.

Aside from the ornate exterior, designed in the Baroque style, it boasts the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery, $13 admission), which houses a priceless collection of Baroque and Renaissance art.

Far and away the best known piece of art in the collection is the Sistine Madonna by Raphael, with its often-reproduced pair of angels at the bottom.

Being a student of the Italian Renaissance in college, it was both a surprise and pleasure to find Dresden houses such a world-class collection.

David's top Dresden recommendations.

Written by  David Lee.

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