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The authors of this architectural masterpiece are architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and sculptor Balthasar Permoser.
The ensemble of the Zwinger Palace consists of three galleries – a gross pavilion, a bell pavilion and a gallery with Crown Gates, interconnected by four corner pavilions and symmetrical park lawns and fountains in the center of the courtyard. From the north, the composition is closed by the Semper Gallery.
Strict lines of galleries complement the richly decorated pavilions and arches. There are sculptures everywhere, floral ornaments replaced by decorative niches, intertwined images of animals and fantastic images. Continue reading