Dresden Stable Yard

A bit overshadowed by other well-known Dresden buildings, the »Kurfürstlich Reissiger Stall« is yet one of the few preserved witnesses of the glamorous era of Renaissance in Dresden. Completed in 1591 under the reign of Elector Christian I, the Stable Yard served as a venue for courtly tournaments, coursing and jousting. Two bronze columns designed by Giovanni Maria Nosseni commemorate this knightly exercise of skillfulness in which hoops dangling from above had to be speared.

There is an unexpected wide view opening up to the visitor between JohanneumLanger Gang, Georgenbau and Kanzleihaus. The Tuscan order arcade gallery of theLanger Gang, which is adorned with trophies and reliefs of arms, represents  a mature stage of southern German Renaissance. 

The outside of the Langer Gang is decorated with the Fuerstenzug (Procession of Princes), a 102 meters long mural made of 25,000 tiles of Meissen porcelain depicting the ancestors of the House of Wettin. 

Dresden Fortress

Georg-Treu-Platz 1 | 01067 Dresden

+49 (0) 351 4383703-20
festung.dresden@schloesserland-sachsen.de

Opening hours

September to January 8th 2017

  • Mon - Fri, Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: guided tours only, every hour on the hour from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (no individual audio guided tours)
  • Changed opening hours on Oct 3rd: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Dec 24 - Dec 26, Dec 31: closed 
  • from Jan 9 2017: closed due to renovation

Last admission at 3:45 pm. 

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 5,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 2,50 EUR
  • Full rate: EUR 5.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 2.50 

Audio guide included. Please ask our staff at the ticket office.

Free admission:

  • Children aged 5 or younger
  • People visiting the castle on their birthday
  • Accompanying adults of severly disabled people (entry »B« iin the disability pass)
  • Tour guides
  • Tour bus drivers accompanying a tour group
  • 1 accompanying adult per 10 pupils
  • Journalists for reporting purposes (valid identification required)
  • Holders of the schloesserlandPASS

 

 

Subject to modifications.