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"A Touch of Italy ? ?Elbflorenz?" Top 5 Page for this destination Residenzschloss - Royal Palace Tip by Kakapo2

Residenzschloss - Royal Palace, Dresden: 45 reviews and 113 photos

  Connecting Taschenbergpalais and the castle.
by Kakapo2
 
 

This is a very special feature of the castle.

The neo-Baroque bridge connects the eastern wing of Taschenbergpalais with the southern wing of the castle. It was built during the big make-over of the castle between 1889 and 1901.

Another such bridge connects the castle and the cathedral.

The area around those bridges is called Piazzetta, a clear indication that it reminds a lot of Italy. Dresden’s byname is Elbflorenz, meaning: Florence on the Elbe.

I just imagine August the Strong sneaking to his mistress in Taschenbergpalais via this bridge ;-) But - stop: The bridge was added long after this episode of royal love affairs... ;-)))

Address: Taschenberg 2 / Schloßstraße
Phone: 351 4914-2000
Website: http://www.schloesserland-sachsen.de/en/palaces-castles-and-gardens/dresden-royal-palace/

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  • Written Sep 17, 2008
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