Landeshauptstadt Dresden - 16.04.2021 11:07:01 Uhr 10.12.2022 00:34:36 Uhr
Royal Palace, Entrance of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
© Kathrin Ehrenreich

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 must-see museums and exhibitions: Old Masters Picture Gallery with Sculpture Collection until 1800; Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments; Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs,Porcelain Collection; The Royal State Apartments of August the Strong and the Porcelain Cabinet, Coin Cabinet; New Green Vault; Renaissance Wing; Giant´s Hall of the Armoury; Turkish Chamber; Albertinum with Art from the Romantic Period to the Present Day; Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall; Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection; Special Exhibitions in the Japanese Palace; Joseph Hegenbarth Archive; Hausmannsturm