Attractions & museums

  • Albertinum

    After thorough-going restoration and refurbishment, the new Albertinum now presents itself as a centre of art from the Romantic period to the present day. The new exhibition halls are shared by the Galerie Neue Meister and the Skulpturensammlung. The holdings of both museums...  read more

  • Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault)

    The Grünes Gewölbe enjoys world renown as one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe. Since the Neues Grünes Gewölbe and the Historisches Grünes Gewölbe were opened in 2004 and 2006 respectively, more than 3 million visitors have admired the treasures held there. They were fascinated by the radiance and opulent magnificence of these exceptional works of art...  read more

  • Transport Museum Dresden (Johanneum)

    The Johanneum has a history of more than 400 years, which is closely connected with the electors and kings of Saxony as well as their collections. The listed Renaissance building of 1586 has been connected with transport since its origin. During the years 1586 to 1591 Christian I, Elector of Saxony, extended the Residenzschloss (Dresden Palace) by a tournament ground and a building for housing the electoral stables, coach house and armoury from the Georgenbau building...  read more

  • Folk Art Museum (Jägerhof)

    The Jägerhof has been home to the Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst since 1913, and since 2005 it has also housed the Puppentheatersammlung. It is located on the Neustadt side of the River Elbe, just a few minutes’ walk from the Residenzschloss and the Semperoper. Today, few visitors are aware of its changeful history...  read more

  • Japanese Palace

    The Japanisches Palais in Dresden is a building with a fascinating history, a cultural institution of the first order and the home of famous Dresden art treasures. Standing elegantly on the Neustadt bank of the Elbe, it is often outshone by the more famous Altstadt side of the river with its dozens of architectural gems in close proximity to one another. The modest appearance it has today, however, is not commensurate with its illustrious history; indeed, this palace played a major role in Dresden during the Baroque period. It was here that August the Strong (1670 – 1733) planned to realise...  read more