If you have not been to Dresden, “Florence at the Elbe”, it’s time to book a visit now. Here is a stay in the beautiful Zwinger palace in the heart of Dresden.

zwinger-dresden-2In the picture, we see the courtyard of the amazing palace. Zwinger was built on orders of August II. The architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann was responsible for the construction that lasted in 1718-1728, which also included several gardens.zwinger-dresden-3

August gained his inspiration from Versailles, outside of Paris. Zwinger officially opened in 1719 in connection with the marriage between Prince Fredrik August and the daughter of the Habsburg Emperor, Archduke Maria Josepha. Zwinger was adorned with a high level of adultery, but it was only a scene. The building was ready until 1728.zwinger-dresden-4

During the bombings of Second World War, the palace was almost destroyed. The only thing that was saved was the art collection. After the war, Dresden’s citizens voted for a reconstruction and today, Zwinger is more beautiful than ever!

During the summer the courtyard is open until 21:00.