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Major German landmark - the Zwinger Palace in Dresden

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

The Zwinger Palace in Dresden, is a major German landmark.

The name derives from the German word bezwingen (to conquer). The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress, comprising an inner and outer wall. In the space between them a possible invader was meant to be conquered by gun fire if he had successfully taken the outer wall.