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Panometer Dresden

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Address: Gasanstaltstrasse 8b, 01237 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 341 3555340
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Since 2006 the Panometer Dresden, a former gas tank in Dresden Reick,...

Since 2006 the Panometer Dresden, a former gas tank in Dresden Reick, displays the monumental 360° panoramas “BAROQUE DRESDEN” and “DRESDEN 1945” created by Berlin artist Yadegar Asisi in a regular change. The presentation of the pictures on a scale of 1:1 and a 105 m wide and 27 m high surface is supported by the use of light and sound. Standing on the 15 m high platform in the middle of the monumental picture the visitor can thus experience the perfect illusion of immerging into the history of Saxony’s capital Dresden.

Between January and May/June the panorama “DRESDEN 1945” broaches the issues of tragedy and hope of the European city. The accompanying exhibition provides an introduction into the immediate aftermath of the bombing raids on February 13th in 1945. Inside of the panorama picture, which is supported by light and sound effects, the incidents of this day get then even more realistic for the visitors and they get the feeling of being directly involved in the happening. The following documentary, showing interviews with contemporary witnesses, depicts Dresden’s reconstruction in the centuries after the bombing.

Between June and December “BAROQUE DRESDEN” invites its visitors to a travel in time into the epoch of Baroque, Dresden’s most famous era. Inspired by the numerous vedutas of Bernardo Bellotto, also known as Canaletto, Yadegar Asisi depicts a unique overall view of Saxony’s capital city. Detailed sceneries of the city life and the courtly routine during the Augustan Epoch, dated back to 1695 - 1760, allow the visitors to plunge into the baroque heyday. The accompanying exhibition, held in vibrant colours such as magenta, deep blue and gold, concentrates on the baroque city’s daily life. Numerous exhibits illustrate different aspects of absolutism, court and religion of this time.

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Fantastic panoramic view of Dresden

I would recommend to visit this place once you arrive Dresden and before exploring the rest of attractions. This place will show you the panoramic view of both day and night of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Ballston Spa, New York

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Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I would recommend to visit this place once you arrive Dresden and before exploring the rest of attractions. This place will show you the panoramic view of both day and night of Dresden. Lovin't it

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is my second time going to the Panometer, this time was Baroque Dresden. I took my 2 children age 2 and 5 and they also enjoyed it, especially the 5 year old. It is like a big "Where's Wally/Waldo" picture with details to search for. We know the buildings in Dresden quite well so it was fun to look... More 

Thank Kiwikl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I was captivated by the spectacle of Asisi's interpretation of Dresden 1945, the bombing of the city during the war and its aftermath. The exhibition also addressed the bombing and destruction of other cities in the conflict. It is a something that young people need to learn how our ancestors both inflicted and suffered destruction. The facility is very impressive,... More 

Thank ZanderAustralia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Its not a museum as such. More like a piece of art to admire. We saw Dresden barock. The picture changes on January 1 2017 and will be Dresden 1945. The film emphasizes the mamoth work of the artist Assissi and helps you understand what you saw. The entry fee is too high because the visit is quite short. Max.... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We visited panometer when "Dresden in barock" was exhibited here. It's the first place to visit in Dresden. If you go into the city after visiting the panometer, then you get a very nice feel about Dresden. Panometer gives a panoramic view of Dresden, it is very precisely made with day and night view over the city of Dresden. Huge... More 

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Mansfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Just a tram trip out from the city and a 700 metre walk brought us to this ex gasometer. It cost E10 each even with a museum card but it was well worth it.The view from each vantage point - top of tower and various stops on the way up and the ground floor- caused constant surprise. Up close it's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were amazed at the beauty and sheer size of this panoramic painting! There are so many details, and you could easily spend 1-2 hours just looking at the painting. There is a 3 story scaffolding in the middle, so you can stop on each level for new views of the city painting. The lights and sound change every few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on a 2 day trip to Dresden and this was quite breathtaking. Has the feel of a museum but quite out of the ordinary and the panoramic painting was brilliant. Would recommend a visit to anyone going to Dresden particularly if you're interested in history.

Thank Chris W
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This change so for 6 months you see Dresden 250 years ago and the other 6 months you see Dresden bombed in WWII. I saw it 250 years ago and it was so worth the time! So much detail! There's an introductory section and then you come into the circular building where you see the panometer. It's pretty impressive from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I ve never seen anything like that! It was beatiful, breathtaking and unforgetable. It definitly worted the money. But i had camera with good zoom and found binoculars useles. It was just havy.

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