Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), Dresden

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As one of the oldest and most renowned art institutions in the world, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries) is a collection of 12 museums. You can choose among painting galleries; general art galleries; ethnographic collections, including items such as folk art and puppets; and more. To visit each museum, you must do some walking, but all the buildings are within Dresden's historic center. Arrange to visit Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries) and other attractions in Dresden using our Dresden holiday planner .
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  • Zwinger-even though the unfinished restoration works of the Palace and therefore experience mess, painting Gallery, this is the point. Not tired! The same cherry of the cake. Simply treat.
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  • The Zwinger is perhaps the first object of interest of this beautiful city. The art gallery, the Staatiche exhibition, it lived up to the best European art collection. Also worth seeing are the historic porcelain collection, maybe in addition to a visit to Meissen
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  • Even if you do not have time to visit the galleries, it is worth a walk through the grand courtyard of this impressive museum. Note how the one building is just a narrow walkway wide enough for the ho...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Did my best to take some pictures for you, guys. But was strongly persuaded to not :) . Nice place to visit anytime.
  • There was an audio guide, there were a lot of exhibitions and it was really interesting.
  • Such a beautiful collection of treasures. It was amazing to see, and the audio guide, included with the ticket price, was valuable.
  • 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).
  • Stunningly restored palaceial buildings and gardens well worth a walk round. Beware it gets very busy with tourists

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The Old City, or Altstadt district, is the city's historical center. You'll find a wide selection of accommodations around the major tourist sites. For an area that stays active both day and night, consider lodging in Aussere Neustadt, located northeast of the Old City. The Hellerau District has an urban and hip vibe, thanks to the fashionable young locals who populate the area. Boutique hotels contribute to the area's chic feel.
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