Located in Dresden's old town, Zwinger Palace preserves the beauty of Baroque architecture. It was built in 1728 by Frederick Augustus I, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. The buildings surrounding the beautiful garden with its fountains and lawn are the picture and ceramics halls, which boast the finest collections of paintings and ceramics, and together with the magnificent sculptures on the exterior, are the main attraction for tourists.
Dresden, the capital of Saxony, is located in eastern Germany near the border with the Czech Republic. The beauty of the old town, nestled in the open land along the Elbe River, is outstanding. The magnificent Baroque cityscape built in the 18th and 19th centuries was devastated during World War II, but years of restoration work have restored it to its original beauty, and many travelers come to enjoy the elegant atmosphere of the ancient city.