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Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (The Dresden State Art Collections)
The Dresden art collections belong to the most renowned and oldest museum institutions in the world. In the 16th century, they emerged from the aristocratic collections, whose 450th anniversary the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden celebrated in 2010. Today, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden consists of 14 museums in total.

Residenzschloss Dresden (Royal Palace)
The former electoral and royal palace, the Residenzschloss, located in the heart of the city centre, was the starting point of Dresden’s art collections. From 1485 onwards it was always the official residence of the rulers of Saxony. Its present architectural appearance was determined in the mid-16th century and during the reign of August the Strong. Despite being altered and modernised during the 20th century it retained its High Renaissance character. In the decades following its destruction in the Second World War it was successfully protected against plans to demolish it and now it is being rebuilt as a »Residenz der Kunst und Wissenschaft« (Palace of the Arts and Sciences). Several of the collections of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden have already moved into the palace, thus building upon the rich cultural heritage of the Residenzschloss. These museums include the famous Historisches Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) and Neues Grünes Gewölbe, the Kupferstich- Kabinett, the Münzkabinett and the Rüstkammer.

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays

Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) Dresden

Dresdner Zwinger
The world famous Zwinger is one of the most magnificent Baroque buildings in Germany. With its pavilions and galleries, the »Crown Gate«, the »Nymphs’ Bath« and not least the garden in the Zwinger courtyard, it is an oasis for every visitor to Dresden. Today the Zwinger is home to the Porzellansammlung and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon. The Semper Building houses the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm, closed on Mondays

Dresdner Zwinger

The Albertinum, located on what is known today as the Brühl Terrace, presents art from the Romantic period down to the present day. The new exhibition halls are shared by the Galerie Neue Meister and the Skulpturensammlung. The holdings of both museums, with paintings from Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter and sculptures from Rodin into the 21st century are internationally renowned.

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm, closed on Mondays

Albertinum Dresden

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