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The Fürstenzug in the Altstadt Augustusstraße is a 102 meters long and 10 meters high display at the North side of the Stallhofes showing the 35 Princes of the Wettin House, that ruled the area since 1127, resulting in the Kingdom of Saksen in 1806.

Originally the display was painted between 1870 and 1876 by Wilhelm Walter. When the paint deteriorated the display was replaced in 1906 and 1907 with 25,000 ceramic tiles measuring 20.5 x 20.5 cm from the porcelain manufacturer Meissen.

During the World War II bombardments only 654 tiles were broken. In 1978-1979 the display was restored in its original beauty.

The Display starts with Konrad the Great and ends with Friedrich August III.

At the left side this text is displayed: Ein Fürstenstamm dess Heldenlauf reicht bis zu unsern Tagen, in grauer Vorzeit ging er auf mit unsres Volkes sagen.
At the right side: Du alter Stamm sei stets erneut in edler Fürsten Reihe; wie alle Zeit dein Volk dir weiht die alte Deutsche Treue.

Address: Augustusstraße
Directions: Altstadt, between Altmarkt and the Elbe bridge.

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  • Updated Jun 28, 2010
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