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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. Plan a Dresden trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • I loved the collection, however the internet connection in the museum was so bad that I couldn't get the audio guide working. Other than that I loved it!  more »
  • The collection of this gallery is amazing! You can find many of the most famous paints in this gallery.  more »
  • Having this dream to come to Dresden for some years already, finally it came true and this museum was between the reasons to dream about it. Greatly appreciated how they had provided short...  more »
  • Great museum with a beautiful collection of old artists paintings. I really liked it. Unfortunately, there were reconstruction works in the gallery so we could not see all the halls here. Just 3 halls were available for visiting, but the price for entrance was the same as for the whole gallery.
  • Here in Dresden is one of Germany’s finest art collections (and that’s saying something). You’ll be able to visit classic paintings in a brilliantly laid out museum.
  • A relatively large art gallery/museum with very interesting works. You can find fairly well-known motifs like Adam and Eve or the sleeping Venus. I am very selective in art in the sense that sometimes it’s completely uninteresting for me if the author puts in excessively obscure meanings or the picture is simply ugly, but in this museum all the exhibited works were interesting to some extent, and some were even interesting to examine in more detail. If you decide to visit Zwinger, you must visit all three museums located in it (art, porcelain and mathematics devices), all of which are worth the attention and money spent. The museum on the ground floor has shops and a toilet in front of the entrance. It is free, but use barcode on the ticket to enter it.
  • Plan on being scammed for every € they can get. The Museum is decided into several parts and each costs more money. You will also be forced to check your coat even if it’s cold in the museum for 1£ each. This museum is extremely crowded with a few works of art. I stopped in Dresden for this museum in particular. What a money grab for artwork that some of it was stolen by the Nazi’s in the first place
  • Nice arts you should see at least once

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