Taschenberg 2

Phone: 0049 3 51 49 14 20 00
Fax: 0049 3 51 49 14 20 01
Website: http://www.skd.museum

Dresden State Art Collections - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

The Dresden State Art Collections are among the most important museums presently in existence. With our altogether eleven museum institutions, we offer a thematic diversity that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. The Museums are as follows:

Green Vault: The Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) enjoys world renown as one of Europe’s most sumptuous treasure chambers. Having been on exhibit in the Albertinum for thirty years, the famous collection of the Wettin electors is now returned to its historic home in the Dresden Royal Palace. In two exhibition areas "Neues Grünes Gewölbe" (New Green Vault) and "Historisches Grünes Gewölbe" (Historic Green Vault) of very different character, visitors will experience these magnificent artworks of gold, silver, precious gems, enamel, ivory, bronze and amber in an intensity unparalleled to date.

Cabinet of Prints and Drawings: The Cabinet of Prints and Drawings is one of the world’s most prominent art museums for drawings, printed graphics and photography. Its collection comprises over 500,000 works on paper by more than 11,000 artists of eight centuries.

Coin Cabinet: With its inventory of some 300,000 objects, the Coin Cabinet ranks among the major collections of universal character in Europe. In addition to coins and medals, its holdings encompass badges and decorations, banknotes, historical bonds, models, seals, coin and medal dies and coin-making machines and devices.

Old Masters Picture Gallery: The world renown of the Dresden Old Masters Picture Gallery is founded in its outstanding collection of high-ranking masterpieces. Among the primary focuses of its holding... [ Read all ]

 Permanent Collection Highlights (6)

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Permanent Collection

In addition to the masterpieces of world-famous painters of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in the Old Masters Picture Gallery, visitors can admire the outstanding inventory of the Porcelain Collection as well as historical timepieces and scientific instruments of three centuries. The jewels and precious objects of Europe's most magnificent treasure chamber museum along with the everyday and luxury articles of the Saxon Court now on view in the Museum of Decorative Arts take visitors on a vivid journey through a rich history. The weapons and costume displays of the Armoury, the Coin Cabinet with its badges and medals commemorating events of importance in local history, as well as an exhibition of regional folk art round out the overview of Dresden's and Saxony's fascinating past. The Sculpture Collection and the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings transport visitors to more remote times and places, borne by objects ranging in date from the early cultures to the very present. With its superb works of the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, the New Masters Gallery makes the unique experience of art offered by the city of Dresden complete.

Exhibitions (5)

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One-day ticket for all museums
(does not provide access to special exhibitions with separate admission fees and Historic Green Vault)
The one-day-ticket is not transferable.
Standard fee: 12.00 Euros
Reduced fee (proof of eligibility required): 7.00 Euros
Family ticket: 25.00 Euros

For the admissions fees to the individual museums, please see the respective museum page on the website.

Opening hours

The Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe)
Dresden Royal Palace, Sophienstraße, opposite Taschenberg Palais

New Green Vault (Neues Grünes Gewölbe)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Tuesdays

Historic Green Vault (Historisches Grünes Gewölbe)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Only visitors holding “Time Tickets


Unfortunately our facilities for handicapped persons in the Albertinum and the Semper Building of the Zwinger are still limited. We request previous notification of your visit by telephone.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Dresden State Art Collections offer a wide-ranging programme of creative activities for schools and kindergartens. They are intended to arouse young people’s interest in and curiosity about art and the history of art, linking this in a broader sense with literature, music, history and the natural sciences. Many themes lend themselves to an integrated approach encompassing a number of school subjects, thus enabling students to consider a particular topic from various points of view.
Unfortunately, these events and the accompanying worksheets are currently only available in German.


On one Sunday of every month, the Dresden State Art Collections makes a special offer to families. Children and parents are guided through the respective special or permanent exhibition in two groups: The kids are taken on a tour geared to young perspectives while the parents learn interesting facts and details about the same theme.


Pupils of the tenth to twelfth grades present their favourite works to visitors of the Old Masters Picture Gallery “The Young Way.” On one Sunday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they delight audiences with their individual reflections on art. Beginning in 2004, this programme is being extended to include the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon.


Guided Tours
Come and discover the museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden!
Our guided tours provide overviews of all the collections – and a great deal more. They offer deeper insights, interpret the collections from different perspectives, point out interesting connections and sometimes present well-known works of art in a new light. Would you rather visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in the footsteps of Canaletto or explore the theme of “Women in Art”? In the Skulpturensammlung, would you prefer to listen to stories about gods and heroes or learn something about the way Classical sculpture was understood in the Baroque period? Our enthusiastic guides will be only too glad to explore such subjects with you. Please contact us in advance if you wish to arrange a guided tour on a special topic in a language other than German.

Circle Tours
We offer circle tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions on a regular basis. These tours provide visitors with a general overview of the artworks on display in the individual museums. Your tour guide will also relate interesting facts about the major pieces in the respective collection and place the individual objects into larger contexts. The circle tours are offered in German and Russian.
For participation in a guided circle tour, a fee of 2.00 Euros is charged in addition to the admission fee.

Special Guided Tours
The Museum Education Department of the Dresden State Art Collections also offers guided tours with specific thematic focuses as a regular part of its programme. Here special attention is devoted to interesting aspects of the respective temporary or permanent exhibition. Vi...+ [ Read all ]


MUSEIS SAXONICIS USUI - Freunde der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden e. V. (The Society of Friends of the Dresden State Art Collections) provides material and immaterial support to the member museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, particularly in conjunction with the acquisition of artworks, collection-oriented research and conservation projects and publicity.

Membership benefits
- Free admission for the member and one relative to all eleven museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and their special exhibitions
- Free participation in lectures, “Kunstgespräche