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|General Description||Since all historic buildings in Dresden are embedded in the modern architecture of the city, you have direct access to every baroque building in the Altstadt (lit. Historic City), from any of the bus or tram stops that are near by. This is also true for the Dresdner Zwinger (Zwinger Palace), which you can reach from the main street.
The Zwinger, built from 1709 to 1732, is one of the most notable examples of architecture of the Baroque period. The architect Matthäus Pöppelmann and the sculptor Balthasar Permoser designed the Palace to the order of the Kurfürst von Sachsen (Elector of Saxony) Augustus II the Strong. In particular, the Zwinger was built in Rococo style – “late Baroque”, so to speak. Originally, the Zwinger was conceptualized as a forecourt for another castle, which was supposed to occupy the space between the Zwinger and the Elbe. Unfortunately, this plan had not been pursed after the death of Augustus II. The unobstructed space behind the Zwinger was later completed with the Semperoper.
Further, the Zwinger contains the Mathematisch-Physikalische Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments), which developed because of the monarch’s interest for mechanical instruments
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