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Palace Square In Dresden
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Palace Square (German: Schlossplatz), left Georgenbau and Georgentor, middle Hausmanns Tower, far right parts of Cathedral SS. Trinitatis (Court Chapel) - all part of the Royal Palace
Dresden's Royal Palace, first mentioned in the 14th century as a castle complex, was once the hub of power for the Saxon princes and kings.
After air attacks during the last few months of the Second World War, the palace - with its approximately 500 halls and rooms - burned down to its foundations. In 1985, reconstruction began on the palace to create a museum complex for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections). The renovation of the Palace is scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Today, the exterior of the Royal Palace is decorated in Neorenaissance style, while the large courtyard of the palace displays Renaissance-style sgraffito paintings. The Hausmann Tower overlooks the whole ensemble, offering a wonderful view of the Dresden's Old Town.
March 31st, 2012
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