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Festung Dresden

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Address: Georg-Treu-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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+49 351 43837030
10:00 - 18:00
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Self guided tour with audio guide

Entrance between Albertinum and Art Academy. 5 euro entrance fee which includes your audio guide (14 stations to listen to commentary). Well explained as to the whys and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
Ernie H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

An interesting walk through a section of the subterranean fortifications of Dresden, with audio guide in a variety of languages included as part of admission. It isn't too extensive and can be seen in less than an hour.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Entrance between Albertinum and Art Academy. 5 euro entrance fee which includes your audio guide (14 stations to listen to commentary). Well explained as to the whys and wherefores of its construction and enlargement over the centuries to its 'grounding' which has left only this corner standing. Took around an hour to wander around and also to get the constructon... More 

Thank Ernie H
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

There was a lot of very interesting history on the story of the progression of the building of the fortress. There are audio guides. It was very interesting and took about 1-1 1/2 hours to go through the self guided tour. It was worth it.

Thank Steve S
Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The place says a bit more about history of Dresden. Very good opportunity to go one level deeper to the city's history

Thank Dilenciya
Greiz, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Festung is so amazing to observe and the rebuiding is still ongoing. How many Battles been fought there is just beyond imagination. They have a very nice headset explination where you can walk and listen to what went on in every place. Hopefully they manage to restore the rest of the place. For sure worth to visit, and I... More 

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Soham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The city defences and gates, now well below street level, are the oldest surviving part of Dresden, and one of the bastions has been excavated and opened to the public. It's an interesting tour, and the audioguide gives detailed explanations. One slight grumble - there is nowhere to sit while listening to some of the long audioguide passages, older visitors... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A part of the City defence system around the 17th century interestingly described with audio guides. The section is the gate/bridge defence on the river access to the City and the development & improvements of the defences are well explained.

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Russell, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I have been here soon after it opened to the public and since then two major floods came through and put the many volunteer hours back significantly but it is again a place to go back in history - the only place in fact where one can still see the 15th century defenses of the city of Dresden. The audio... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

You want to make sure to take the audio-guide that comes free with your 5 euros ticket. Without it, it would be a lot less interesting since there is a lot of history in this place but not a lot of objects and writing. Think about going to the bathroom before since it is a one hour tour approximately and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is an excellent value for 5€ and was a very interesting look into the Dresden of old. Audioguides available in many languages. Great couple of hours.

Thank perezjale

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