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Procession of Princes

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Address: Schlossplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a...

This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on horseback. Scratched into stucco by the artist in 1876, the mural was later recast onto porcelain tiles and, incredibly, survived the 1945 bombing of Dresden that destroyed most buildings.

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Hidden gem is an amazing masterpiece

This amazing mural is the size of a football field and shows the portraits of the various rulers of the House of Wettin from the early 1100s through the early 1900s. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing mural is the size of a football field and shows the portraits of the various rulers of the House of Wettin from the early 1100s through the early 1900s. It is apparently the largest porcelin artwork in the world. Looking at it, you wouldn't believe it is porcelin, the detail is amazing. This is kind of hidden down... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A sgrafitto on outside wall at Royal Palace. Its a very long mural depicting the history of Saxon princes. Easy to see and follow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a mosaic made up of thousands of tiny pieces to form a march of Saxon rulers. It stretches an entire block, but is not worth going super out of your way to see. However, if you find yourself in the center of the city, check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit as the size, scale, and craftsmanship is amazing. It good idea to read a bit about it. It goes forward in time from Left to Right. The dates are the time as electoral prince or King. There are other subtleties about their reigns in the mural.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This mural shows the lineage of Saxon rulers. It is made up of 25,000 porcelain tiles and covers the back of a wall for a block. Even though it was rebuilt after WWII, it is still very impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

An impressive wall just in the city center, there is not much to say. Just that you must see it... and enjoy the center of Dresden...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

this block long mural is made of porcelain tiles and show the procession of Saxon/Wettin prince electors of this area. It is obviously a rebuild as everything in this area was destroyed during the Allied firebombing, but it is still a nice surprise along a narrow walkway.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This attraction is more interesting if you have guide, either personal or a guidebook to be told something about the history of the wall and who is who. It is very closely connected with the history of Dresden, so should not be left.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This is nice and nteresting : in a glance you see all the Saxon princes, how they were represented and how long they reigned

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Best way to get around Dresden is by bike and you will certainly spot this wall from one of the Main areas. Beautiful sight

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