The Porzellansammlung is the most important and, with around 20,000 items, the largest specialized ceramic collection in the world. It owes its existence to Augustus the Strong, who, with some self-irony, described his passion for this costly and fragile material as a "maladie de porcelaine" - a porcelain sickness. Thanks to an outstanding collection of early Meissen pieces it is possible to trace the development of porcelain at Meissen, from its invention in 1708 to the late eighteenth century, through individual works of the highest quality. Equally impressive is the collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Today the finest pieces appear in their full splendour in the magnificent interior of the Zwinger, complemented by a view of the Baroque courtyard.
Daily 10 am to 6 pm, Mon closed
Zwinger Ticket for all museums in the Zwinger including special exhibitions: Adults 12 EUR, reduced 9 EUR Free admission for children and teens up to and including the age 16 Groups (min. 10 persons) 9 EUR per person One-day ticket for all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 19 EUR One-year ticket for all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 50 EUR (reduced 40/20 EUR) Porcelain Collection only: Adults 6 EUR, reduced 4.50 EUR, groups (min. 10 persons) 5.50 EUR per person