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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden
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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister displays works by many of Europe's most famous artists--including Raphael's famous, 500-year old "Sistine Madonna." The museum's nearly 750 paintings date from the 15th through 18th centuries. As you explore the gallery's extensive collection, you'll see Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces. Look for works by Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Rubens, and other European masters. As you wander, you may notice that the wall colors change to distinguish artwork from different regions. Put Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dresden trip builder.
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  • Visited Drezden Gallery twice. In 2012. and 2015. Visited with excursion from Prague Gallery of old masters decided to visit first. Ticket price is 10 euros for the 3 visits-museums Dresden gallery, the Museum of porcelain and Museum hours and physical-mathematical Salon. Of course, went to Raphael and his famous "Sistine Madonna", but were pleasantly surprised and other masterpieces. This and the sleeping Venera"Dzhordzhone, and" Penny Kesarja"Ticiana and Maria with mladencem"Muril'o. Whole halls devoted to the works of Flemish and Dutch masters. This and masterpieces of Rubens and Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Iordansa. The gallery presents the paintings and the Spaniards, French and Germans. Of course, the Dresden gallery not so much like the Louvre or the Hermitage. We had 1.5-2:00 for inspection. Audio guide did not take everything so understandable. Photograph at the Museum are not allowed, but people still manage to have a gallery in the cloakroom. shop for souvenirs, books have a toilet. Summing up, a visit to the Gallery happy. If we still in Dresden, will definitely return, what would again sit back and touch the beauty.
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  • Learned a lot about the artists and the pictures placed here. Rafajeot, Titian, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens. "The Sistine Madonna"-really wanted to see.
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  • excellent picture gallery: super old master paintings: Raphael, Canaletto, Rubens, Cranach d. j. etc.
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  • Have a full day ready to see this along with the other amazing museums in the Zwinger Palace. Arrive early (it opens at 10am) to beat the tour groups!
  • On the side facing Theatreplatz is Semperbau, an important wing of the Zwinger that today houses the Historical Museum as well as the Gemäldegalerie Alter Meister, the Old Masters Gallery. This gallery is pretty important, housing works from the old masters including the famed painting of the Sistine Madonna by Raphael.  The highlight of the Old Masters Picture Gallery is undoubtedly the Sistine Madonna by Raphael. This painting is well-travelled. It was painted in Italy for the Pope, purchased by Augustus III and brought to Dresden. It fled the war to Switzerland, saved from destruction but along the way was intercepted by Russians and brought to Moscow. It finally made its way back here to Dresden where it is open for all to enjoy.  The Old Masters Picture Gallery is not that big. Which is fine by me, as it means I get to enjoy many of the artwork without spending the entire day. The museum itself can be enjoyed in a pleasant pace and the only time you’ll encounter some level of “crazy crowd” is around the Sistine Madonna. Even then, it’s not to the scale of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. One thing I see a lot of in Dresden are pictures of the old city, painted beautifully and preserved in all its glory. I get a kick out of seeing the artist impression and remembering the actual square I visited and trying to identify the changes over the centuries.
  • Since I heard about Dresden from my Lectures and saw the pictures of this neat but radiant city it has always been my wish to visit Dresden someday, and I did it after over 10 years long waiting. My very first footprints were in Zwinger (the Locals call it 'der Dresdner Zwinger' which is actualy a palace in Dresden and a major landmark of German baroque architecture. The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. You could just take a cozy short or long walk the way the royal ladies did or if you have more time do dare yourself to experience the awe at the museums. To me Zwinger belongs to one of the nicest Castle/Palace I've visited in Germany (incl. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Sansouci).
  • “Touch the beauty” To my opinion - one of the best art gallery in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this excellent museum with it`s unique collection of the great masters. The time spent here will pass very quickly...
  • Very impressive. A lot if beautiful paintings from famous masters. Worth to visit if you are in Dresden.