The Dresden castle (Residenzschloss) is located along the Elbe river in centre of the historic core of Dresden. It has been the residence initially of the electors (1547-1806) and subsequently of the kings (1806-1918) of Saxony. It was originally built in Romanesque style around 1200 AD. After a major fire in 1701 the castle was rebuilt in the 18th century in baroque style. More construction took place at the beginning of the 20th century in Neo-renaissance style. Following the destruction in World War II, the castle was restored in the 1960s. Nowadays the inner court is covered by a glass roof and the castle hosts a number of museums: the historic Green Vault and the new Green Vault, the coin cabinet, the collection of prints, drawings and photographs and the Turkish chamber.

01 Residenzschloss castle 02 Tower 03 Residenzschloss castle 04 Tower 05 Castle street
06 Covered inner court 07 Covered inner court 08 Covered inner court 09 Bookshop 10 Castle street
11 Stallhof 12 Stallhof 13 Tower 14 Fuerstenzug
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