We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Attractive Neo-Renaissance entrance to the Royal Palace at Schloßplatz”
Review of Georgenbau

Georgenbau
Ranked #59 of 225 things to do in Dresden
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of the nice buildings to see at Schloßplatz is the Neo-Renaissance style Georgenbau, which forms an entrance into the city centre after crossing

The building forms part of the Royal Palace, serving as an entrance into the city after crossing the Elbe River and walking through Schloßplatz. Today you walk through the three arched entrances of Georgenbau and enjoy the figures and other decorative carvings which enrich the three entrances.

The facade of this building is quite attractive as well, featuring a step gable adorned with statues and ornamentation. Originally built in the 1530s and was the cities first Renaissance style building. Rebuilt multiple times including after being destroyed by fire in 1710 as well as the Dresden Bombings in 1945, the building today was constructed in 1960s in the beautiful appearance you see today.

Overall, it is an attractive building worth spending a few minutes to enjoy and photograph if you are a fan of architecture and historical buildings. You can then walk through its open entrance as if you were entering the old castle during centuries past and make your way to the Royal Palace and the the famous Green Vault attractions.

Thank BradJill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (20)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 5 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2016

Georgenbau, the main section of the Royal Palace sitting on top of the old city gates began reconstruction in the 80s and the entire palace was only completed a decade ago. The Haussman Tower behind it is a complete reconstruction of the original.  Georgenbau has been rebuilt to become the guardian of Dresden’s treasures, with its 5 museums within its complex.
Of course, what people are attracted to most is the Georgentor, the city gates that Georgenbau sits on top of. A pretty arch that’s one of the most important entry into the city of Dresden.

Thank JuiTeoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Toward the back of the Schlossplatz, stands this first Renaissance building of the city. A devastating fire ravaged the Palace in 1701 and Augustus the Strong had the exterior reconstructed in the taste at the time. The portal was again destroyed in WW II and rebuilt in the 1960's. The gable is adorned with rich, sculptural ornaments and the portal facing the Elbe River, dating from the Georgian period, represent Adam and Eve mourning Paradise.

2  Thank Mikeview
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The Geogentor or Georgenbau is the Dresden Old City exit to the bridge on River Elbe. It is located on Scholassplatz between the royal palace and the royal stables. It is a Neo Renaissance building built in 1530-1535 during George the bearded's time. On the face of the building you can see an inscription "Providentiae Memor" which means keep Providence in Mind. This was the national slogan of Saxony and part of the Wettiners coat of arms. You can see amazing gargoyles on this beautiful passageway. You can also see some religious themes in this building. On the inner-side you can read the words "Per invidiam Diaboli Mors Intravit In Orbs" meaning through the devil's envy death entered into the world. This gateway way destroyed by the Allied air-raids during WWII and was rebuilt in the 1960's.

1  Thank HINAWASEEM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago
Google Translation

Thank Baron_de_Richebourg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Georgenbau? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing