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Procession of Princes

Augustusstrasse, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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This 394-foot mural along the wall in the Royal Mews courtyard depicts a parade of Saxony rulers, some walking, others on horseback. Scratched into stucco by the artist in 1876, the mural was later recast onto porcelain tiles and, incredibly, survived the 1945 bombing of Dresden that destroyed most buildings.
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“porcelain tiles” (24 reviews)
“wall art” (7 reviews)
“ruling family” (7 reviews)
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Augustusstrasse, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This procession is well worth visiting. It is absolutely stunning, and so detailed! Even if you can't read the German inscriptions it is beautiful to walk down.

Thank Isabella L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Procession of Princes is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony, . It is over 100 metres long and consists of mosaic tiles. The work is incredible to see, it is so detailed. The mural is not far from...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll admit it's pretty cool. There is only one female in the whole thing - make a game of it and try find her.

Thank hazzamarri2442
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that these painted tiles have last intact in the destruction of Dresden from bombings and fire is a miracle within itself. The Procession is painted tiles which are so very impressive a long line of princess and kings throughout the centuries adorn the...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wall of porcelain representing all the princes of Dresden, quite impressive when you walk along...

Thank Nicolas E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wall shows the various princes who ruled here over the centuries. Each Mural show how each individual looked and also shows the names and nicknames they were known by.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soemthing quick to see. Not much to it. Very easy to spot. Just behind the residenz. Free to see....

Thank JJCC_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will walk past this tiled wall without a doubt if you visit Dresden. We walked past it many times. The best time was early morning 7 AM when the street was empty and you could take many photos. The wall informs you chronologically of...More

Thank Roamers46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a Place to visit. It’s just around the Frauenkirche Dresden, the Neumarkt the Hilton and Kempinski Hotel Dresden. But, no worry, all Hotels in this area just around the corner.

Thank hannos708
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Part of a great day in Dresden. We were traveling with some seniors that had some challenges walking the cobblestone streets but otherwise the whole day was great and the impressive detail on this artwork was gorgeous.

Thank MariB305
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3 February 2015|
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Response from Eyeball09 | Reviewed this property |
They're not very big, probably 30x30cm. The tiles are a yellow/beige colour with a geometric pattern on them and the artwork of the Princes is over the top. They're about the size of the tiles that you might see clad on the... More
3 February 2015|
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Response from StickofRockDerby_UK | Reviewed this property |
Don't get too excited over this mural. It's interesting ... apparently you can see the development of horse breeding through the ages ... and there are the ex stables behind it. However, it's just a wall with ceramic tiles... More