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    G. Massiot & cie

    The Zwinger (Der Dresdner Zwinger) is a palace in Dresden, built in Baroque style by Frederick-Augustus I. It served as the orangery, exhibition gallery and festival arena of the Dresden Court. The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (outer ward of a concentric castle). It began as a new garden laid out in 1709 to a sketch plan by the Elector himself. The two-storey gateway at the centre, the Kr…

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