Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Saxony  /  Dresden  /  Sightseeing  /  Royal Palace (Residenzschloss)

Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), Dresden

(4.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
A museum complex that holds some of Dresden's most valuable artwork, Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) is also an art library with more than 260,000 volumes on art history. The massive complex is an all-day affair that includes both the palace and the Green Vault. The palace was the home of the electors and the kings of Saxony for almost half a millennium, and their history is laced through the many rooms and exhibits. The Gallery of the Electors and the Hausmannsturm are in the castle's largest tower. View the collection of prints, drawings, and photographs on display, as well as the Dresden State Art Collection. The armory has an impressive selection of historical weaponry, including a Turkish chamber with mother-of-pearl inlay artifacts. Tickets are sold separately for the two tours, but you can purchase a combined ticket for a small discount. Put Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dresden vacation builder.
Create a full Dresden itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Dresden

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Dresden by other users

14 days in Germany BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Dresden BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Dresden BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM KUWAIT April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GHANA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Germany & Paris BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were very disappointed by the reception: did not speak very good English or french. Many different tickets for the same price, we could not visit what we wanted because we had misunderstood his explanations. Staff not very friendly. Very expensive: 12 euros for a visit an hour on jewelry and sculptures.
    View original
  • Right at the checkout, we were scolded, our son (16) may be please quiet until he is asked. Students get no special prize, the Combi-ticket is already fierce 21 euros, so just not everyone afford. I would leave out the historic green vault, alone 14 euros, has latency and can take no pictures, no handbags take, everything a bit exaggerated. Otherwise, the rest is quite interesting.
    View original
  • Part of the castle is a museum called the "green vaults". Many of the treasures of the Saxon dynasty so dazzled. Spectacular.
    View original