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Splendor. Tears. Disasters.

Closer than ever.

A WELL-KEPT SECRET
IN DRESDEN

Descend to a journey through time!
Hidden beneath Bruehl’s Terrace, the Dresden Fortress awaits you with an unforgettable adventure. Follow Duke Maurice who will guide you through the 450-year-old ruins and tell you all about his adventures in what used to be the most modern bastion fortress in Germany.

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A MULTIMEDIA
EXPERIENCE

With stunning 360-degree projections
and atmospheric audio technology, we unleash the secrets of the Dresden Fortress from November 30, 2019. This all-new 1,500 sqm multimedia exhibition will rip you from your everyday life and plunge you into the distant past.

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IN THE MIDDLE OF
THRILLING ADVENTURES

Experience 450 years of turbulent history
and discover the secrets of the Dresden Fortress! How was the secret porcelain formula discovered? How must it have felt to be held prisoner here? And how high was the water during the flood of the century? Splendor. Tears. Disasters. Closer than ever.

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Two special places.
One fascinating experience.

It is just a 10 minute walk from the Dresden Fortress to the Dresden Zwinger. Get your combined ticket (available in 2020) and let us take you into the turbulent history of the city during a 100-minute session.

Free admission with schloesserlandCARD

Discover Festung Xperience and Zwinger Xperience! Enjoy free admission to the most beautiful palaces, castles and gardens in Saxony with the schloesserlandCARD for free as often as you like.

Download the app. Buy the schloesserlandCARD. Explore the Schloesserland.

Opening hours

Mon–Sun 10:00 am — 6:00 pm, no admission past 04:30 pm

Different opening hours on the following days:

24.12., 25.12. und 31.12. closed, 01.01.: 12:00 am – 06:00 pm

Admission prices

  • Full rate: € 10.00
  • Reduced rate: € 7.50 children aged 6-16, apprentices, students, members of the Federal Volunteers Service (Bundesfreiwilligendienst) / Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) / Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) / Voluntary Military Service; disabled persons, recipients of unemployment benefits, welfare benefits or asylum seeker benefits, refugees with long-term or short-term residence permits, holders of a welfare pass (Sozialpass), Members of the Federal Association of German Tour Guides (Bundesverband deutscher Gaestefuehrer e. V.) and the Association of German Art Historians (Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.), holders of the Saxon Volunteer’s Card (Saechsische Ehrenamtskarte), (each with valid ID)
  • Free entry: Holders of the schloesserlandCARD (including 2 children aged 16 and under) and birthday boys and girls, companions of disabled persons with the mark “B” on their disability pass, holders of the Family Pass (Landesfamilienpass), journalists, tour guides, coach drivers with travel groups, one assistant for every school children, members of ICOM (International Council of Museums), ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and the German Museum Association (each with valid ID)


  • Combined Ticket with Zwinger Xperience "The Wedding of the Century": € 11.00, reduced rate: € 9.00 Valid: 3 days

  • Combined ticket with the Zwinger Xperience (starting in fall 2020): € 15.00, reduced rate € 12.00

  • Age recommendation: from 12 years onFestung Xperience is an one-hour event with content and emotional appeal, which is why we recommend a visit for children aged 12 and over. This recommendation should not be interpreted as a restriction. Parents are free to choose to have younger children with them as well. The exhibition is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Address

Dresden Fortress · Bruehl’s Terrace / Terrassenufer · 01067 Dresden
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Opening hours Zwinger Xperience “The Wedding of the Century”

Mon–Sun 10:00 am — 6:00 pm, no admission past 5:45 pm

Different opening hours on the following days:

24.12., 25.12. und 31.12. closed, 01.01.: 12:00 am – 06:00 pm

Opening hours Zwinger Xperience (starting in fall 2020*)

Mon–Sun 10:00 am — 6:00 pm, no admission past 5:30 pm

* The exact opening date will be announced around 3 months in advance.

Admission prices Zwinger Xperience “The Wedding of the Century”

  • Full rate: € 3.00
  • Free entry: Children aged 5 and under, holders of the schloesserlandCARD (including 2 children aged 16 and under) and guides of tour groups

  • Combined Ticket with Festung Xperience
    € 11.00, reduced rate: € 9.00

  • Admission prices Zwinger Xperience (starting in fall 2020)

    • Full rate: € 8.00
    • Reduced rate: € 6.00 for children aged 6-16, apprentices, students, members of the Federal Volunteers Service (Bundesfreiwilligendienst) / Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) / Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) / Voluntary Military Service; disabled persons, recipients of unemployment benefits, welfare benefits or asylum seeker benefits, refugees with long-term or short-term residence permits, holders of a welfare pass (Sozialpass), Members of the Federal Association of German Tour Guides (Bundesverband deutscher Gaestefuehrer e. V.) and the Association of German Art Historians (Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.), holders of the Saxon Volunteer’s Card (Saechsische Ehrenamtskarte), (each with valid ID)
    • Free entry: Holders of the schloesserlandCARD (including 2 children aged 16 and under) and children aged 5 and under, birthday boys and girls, companions of disabled persons with the mark “B” on their disability pass, holders of the Family Pass (Landesfamilienpass), journalists, tour guides, coach drivers with travel groups, one assistant for every school children, members of ICOM (International Council of Museums), ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and the German Museum Association (each with valid ID)

    • Combined ticket with Festung Xperience (starting in fall 2020):
      € 15.00, reduced rate € 12.00

Address

Dresden Zwinger · Theaterplatz · 01067 Dresden
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