ALBERTINUM

Distance: 650 meter

The new Albertinum in Dresden has presented art from the Romantic era to the present since its reopening in 2010. In addition to paintings, sculptures and photographs by famous artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Gerhard Richter and Rodin are also exhibited. Described as an “ark for art”, in addition to the museum this architectural masterwork also offers restoration workshops and depots, a café in the light flooded courtyard and also space for gallery concerts and theatre performances.

opening times: 10.00 am - 6.00 am
Stadtmuseum am Landhaus in Dresden

DRESDEN CITY MUSEUM

Distance: 400 meter

Dresden City Museum is in the Landhaus, the former seat of the Saxon Landtag. Over 1000 exhibits and 20 media stations illustrate the 800 year history of the city. Many halls deal with the history of the city, its culture and economy, whereby historical city models, the oldest seal of the city and extensive documentation of the destruction of Dresden in 1945 can be seen. A 10 x 6 metre walk-on aerial photo of the city and a large relief model of the state capital round off the exhibition. Entrance is free on Fridays from 12 noon.

opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am - 18:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

DRESDEN TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Distance: 700 meter

The Transport Museum, which was opened in 1956, is in the historic Johanneum on the Dresden Neumarkt. There are over 5000 m² of exhibitions on railways, trams, cars, air transport and ships. A series of new exhibitions, the Transport Garden and an experiment room for children make the museum an attraction for the whole family.

opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Connection with DVB
Grünes Gewölbe Dresden

GREEN VAULT

Distance: 800 meter

The treasure chamber of the Wettin princes was opened to the public as early as 1724 and houses works of art from the Renaissance up to the Classicism era. The name comes from the columns of the original vault rooms, which were once painted green. Alongside the British Museum in London it is the oldest museum in the world and has over 3000 pieces. Renovated in 2006 at a cost of 45 million euros, the museum radiates new splendour today and is an absolute must-see.

opening times: Wednesday to Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

HYGIENE MUSEUM

Distance: 300 m

280,000 visitors a year can’t be wrong. The Hygiene Museum is one of the best visited museums in Dresden and was founded by the Odol hygiene products factory owner Lingner in 1912. The continually changing exhibits, most of which visitors can try themselves, are fresh, up-to-date and well worth seeing. In this museum “hygiene” is presented in a much broader scope than anyone would think possible.

opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, public holiday from 10 am to 6 pm

PICTURE GALLERY

Distance: 1000 meter

With 750 masterpieces exhibited from the 15th to the 18th century, the Old Masters’ Picture Gallery is one of the best known collections in the world. The focal point of the collection is Italian works from the Renaissance and Dutch and Flemish painters of the 17th century. The exhibition is located in the Semper Gallery of the Zwinger, which was especially constructed for this purpose. The collection, which was continually developed by the rulers of Saxony, was crowned by the acquisition of Raphael‘s Sistine Madonna in 1754, thus finally achieving international fame.

opening times: tuesday to sunday 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

SEMPEROPER

Distance: 1000 meter

The opera house on Theaterplatz has a long tradition. It is located in the historic centre of Dresden. Named after its architect, Gottfried Semper, it was first built from 1838 to 1841 but was completely burned down a few years later. The second building was completed under the direction of Semper’s oldest son between 1871 and 1878. The annual Dresden Opera Ball has taken place annually in the hall and on the stage of the Semperoper since 13 January 2006.

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