On 23 000 tiles made from Meissen porcelain and over a distance of 102 metres the gallery of ancestors of the House of Wettin rides along the Augustusstrasse. Originally the procession was scratched into the plaster in sgraffito, just like the reliefs in the great courtyard of the palace. That did not last, so in 1904-07 the design was transfered to porcelain tiles. These tiles withstood the air attacks on Dresden and the heat of the fire remarkably well.
Together with the ancestors rides the last scion of the Staufer, Friedrich der Gebissene (“the bitten one”; 1257-1323), the son of Albert dem Unartigen (“the naughty one”). His mother in her wrench once bit him so hard in the cheek that he kept a small scar and his nickname all his life.