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Address: Hauptstrasse 38, 01097 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Bright golden statue

The Goldener Reiter is a gilded equestrian statue of Augustus II (the Strong) and it’s the showiest thing at sight when approaching the Dresden Neustadt district along the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though you pass by quickly, this is a must see. The gold is spectacular - hope for a sunny day but it's great even in gloom.

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Goldener Reiter is a gilded equestrian statue of Augustus II (the Strong) and it’s the showiest thing at sight when approaching the Dresden Neustadt district along the Augustbridge from the Schlossplatz. Augustus the Strong was Elector of Saxony and King of Poland and under his auspices many splendid baroque buildings were built in Dresden, among which the Zwinger is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am certain Augustus was a fine leader worthy of a statue. This one is very bright and shiny. For my taste a bit too bright to the point of being gaudy. It's located just at the north side of the Augustus Bridge, so easy to reach from the old town.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure - take a picture look around. Nice history about Augustien - look him up - very interesting indeed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice statue but only if you are in the area, we saw it as we walked in the area but wouldn't go there especially

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good ice cream shop near here and local shops, a bit off the main tourist trail . but well worth a vist to the area , on a tram route

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A golden statue of August the Strong at the centre of the square just on the mouth of Augustus Bridge. A tram line passes here from the nearby stop that will take you into Dresden’s Old City.

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Worth having a walk over the Augustus bridge and see this gold plated statue of King Augustus on his horse, linking the old and his new city. Have a walk in the square with some former DDR buildings ( coffee bars and shops ) along the Hauptstrasse. This must be a cosy avenue with mediterranen looks in summer time with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Incredible statue !!!! it is so impressive so Golden...... It is beautiful and is in a very nice spot with many other places to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If anyone deserves a statue for his contributions, it is certainly August the Strong. Just not sure he deserves this particular one. It is certainly bright, shiny and well cared for, but also gaudy and way over the top. Perhaps something a little more subtle?,

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