Museums in DresdenEdit This
Dresden is a place filled with great architecture, a strong history,
and beautiful landscaping, covered in museums
featuring wonderful art. It is one of the most important museum
cities in Europe today. The Semper museum building is home to the Old
Masters Picture Gallery, which houses its most famous painting,
Raphael’s Sistine Madonna. If the history of Dresden interests you,
the Dresden City Museum may be a good fit to your itinerary, offering artwork relating to the military history to the civic history.
The Porcelain Collection and Armoury
The Porcelain Collection and Armoury are the home to a variety of art pieces, from Japanese and Chinese porcelain to decorative hunting weapons. The Mathematics and Scientific Collections give visitors a close look at scientific instruments as well as offers a glimpse into a time when science and art were not two separate principles.
Dresden museums are the homes to artwork ranging from the 18th to
the 20th century, including artwork that has been discovered only
through extensive renovation of destroyed structures, as is the case
with Dresden’s Renaissance Residenzschloss, or “palace.” Beyond the
artwork inside the museums, the architecture of Dresden museums is an
artwork in itself. Many of the buildings serve as standing reminders
of Dresden’s history of art, war, and intellect.
The museums are relatively inexpensive to enter and are less expensive when purchased as combination tickets, although some special exhibits do cost extra. The museums are conveniently located throughout the city, which is only a short trip from the Dresden Airport, a two-hour drive from Berlin, Prague, and only 30 minutes from Leipzig.