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Royal Palace, Entrance of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
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Museums in Dresden

The arts and cultural metropolis of Dresden offers its visitors a diversity of museums. There are museums and exhibitions about history, world art, technology, science, contemporary art and much more.

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

With over 450 years, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden are today the oldest and second largest museum association in Germany and are presenting masterpieces of world-class, e.g. the Historical Green Vault and the New Green Vault, known as the treasures of the Wettins and the Old Masters' Picture Gallery with Raphael's "Sistine Madonna”.

Dresden's museums take up different themes

Since 2005, the Municipal Gallery and Art Collection has provided Dresden with an additional space for displaying visual arts, combining more than two centuries of art history in Dresden. The themes of Dresden's other museums range from city and military history to the Museum of Technology and Industry to the Book Museum of the Saxon State And University Library. The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum is also well-known.

* Free admission to the most famous museums: Royal State Apartments, Old Masters' Picture Gallery with Sculpture Collection until 1800, Albertinum with Art from the romantic period to the present day, Hausmannsturm, Joseph Hegenbarth Archive, Japanese Palace, Museum of Decorative Arts, Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall, Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Museum of Mathematics and Physics, Coin Cabinet, Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection, New Green Vault, Porcelain Collection, Renaissance Wing, Giants Hall, Turkish Chamber