A total of 14 different museums makes for a uniquely themed variety of these world-famous National art collections. They have been founded from an art chamber of 1560, originating in the baroque collections of Saxon kurfirsts and kings August the Strong, and his son August III. We wish to bring this amazing wealth of art treasures to everyone, thus various themed excursions for groups and regular guided tours for public are organized. The services offered are complete with lectures, discussions about art etc.
NEW GREEN VAULT
Green vault is one of the world's most famous and richest museums, displaying items from national treasuries. You will be delighted with its two parts overflowing with the incredible opulence and shining beauty representing the baroque royal court of Dresden. The anti-reflexive showcases in New Green Vault show many beautiful works of gold, silver, precious stones, enamel, ivory or amber.
HISTORICAL GREEN VAULT
Unique joining of opulent architecture and over 3,000 freely displayed rare art works, that isthe August the Strong's treasury, situated in the wonderully reconstructed rooms in the 1730's style. Guided group tours are sadly not available here due to the expensive presentation. So you'll need to buy a time ticket including audioguide in 9 languages.
HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM LEIPZIG
The museum in Leipzig is one of the oldest and most important museums of its kind in the world. Various and unique displays invite visitors to peruse arts and world cultures at their leisure.
ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM DRESDEN
In 1560 kind August I. made by finding the art chamber and collection of rarities, also a foundation stone for Dresden ethnographic musem collections. In the present, this museum holds occassional exhibitions in Japanese Palace.
ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM HERRNHUT
Starting with items brought in by Bohemian Brethren missionaries since 1732, the museum holds permanent and special exhibitions to show and broaden public's knowledge of distant cultures and civilizations, and missionary history.
THE CHAMBER OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS IN ZWINGER
Interesting display of historical clock and watch documenting the scientific development of centuries past.
NEW MASTERS PICTURE GALLERY IN ALBERTINUM
One of the most important museums of modern art displaying works of art from 19th century til present. While Albertinum was closed, many various exhibitions used to be held in Semper building in Zwinger, the Old Masters' Picture Gallery.
THE OLD MASTERS' PICTURE GALLERY Semperbau am Zwinger
The Sistine Madona by Rapahel has long since become a symbol of Dresden. Beside this particular work of exquisite old art, the gallery, which was projected by architect Gottfried Semper, contains a collection of whole 6 centuries' worth of European painting art.
COLLECTION OF STATUES in Zwinger
Over five millenia, from antique til presence, connects the statues collected in Zwinger. Before Albertinum was closed, they have only been presented at various special exhibitions.
TURKISH CHAMBER, Residential Castle since 2010
Fascination with Oriental cultures breathes from the Residential castle. Among its main attractions, the famous weaponries, weapons and armory, allong with wire shirts, helmets, flags and standarts, as well as clothes and parts of Osman sultan tents, take a rather unique place because of being displayed in all their glory. The awesome tent over 20 m tall, 6 m long and 8 m wide floats high above the visitors' heads like a second sky.
COPPER ENGRAVING CABINET Residential Castle
Various special exhibitions allow us to see bits from the huge amount of over 500,000 pieces of art spanning over 8 centuries in total. In the Study room you can appraise original drawings, press graphic pictures and photographs from all over the world.
COIN CABINET Residential Castle
Belongs among the olderst and most important collection of its kind in the world, presenting coins, medals, banknotes and other ancient means of payment as palpable witness to history's flow. Special exhibitions are held from April to October in Hausmannsturm Tower. Also library and study room is available here.
ARMORY Semperbau am Zwinger
Let's travel the time after court celebrations, hunts and knight tournaments from 16th to 18th century, as we sample beautiful weapons and stunning armors from Orient and other parts of the world.
HAUSMANNSTURM TOWER Residential Castle
The best view of the previous residence can be achieved from this tower's visitor's platform.
MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS Castle Pillnitz
The baroque summer castle of Pillnitz hosts a royal presentation of arts and crafts found around the historical Dresdner court as well as international history of handicrafts.
CHINA COLLECTIONS Zwinger
The tradition of Meissen porcelainware and early Japanese and Chinese china artworks comes alive in a richly appointed display inside Zwinger's beautifully decorated interiors.
MUSEUM OF SAXON TRADITIONAL ARTS and PUPPET THEATRE COLLECTION JÄGERHOF
Over four centuries old masterpieces and naïve artwork of Saxon history and tradition can be found within the Jägerhof building, as well as one of the world's largest puppet theatre collections.
Phone: +490 351-49142000
Fax: +490 351-49142001
Services for Residential Castle's visitors:
Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun: 9:00 – 18:00
30€ per year (except the Historical Green Vaul)
Students 6yrs - 18yrs – 1€, children free
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