Dresden museums are of both eclectic and traditional types of nature. Whether you’re in the market for classical art or something completely different like a Folk Puppet exhibit, Dresden has something to show you.
This Dresden museum, the Green Vault (Georg-Treu-Platz 2), houses many treasures of the old Saxon Wettin dynasty. With over 3,000 works on display in the 2,000 square meter building, there is plenty to see during your visit here.
From gold leaf art to bronze statues, marble floors and pearl figurines, art lovers are sure to be delighted. And don’t miss the display of gold and jewels — it is the highlight of your Green Vault journey.
The Green Vault only allows for 100 visitors each hour, so plan your trip in advance!
German Hygiene Museum
If you’re in the mood for a more off-beat location then head to the German Hygiene Museum (Lingnerplatz 1). You won’t see celebrated paintings or famous sculptures here, but you will see an intriguing collection of antique grooming and ophthalmology equipment.
Some items on display include old dressing tables, razors, powder boxes and wig stands. The ophthalmology exhibit shows some fascinating old examination equipment and antique spectacles.
Museum Of Folk Art
This Dresden museum is another unique stop in this interesting city. The Museum Of Folk Art (Köpckestraße 1) showcases the customs and traditions of the region.
One of the highlights is the collection of marionettes — some over 200 years old — and other puppet exhibits. The museum also hosts handmade wooden furniture, glass-blown art, pottery and an interesting display of Seiffen toys.
Dresden State Art Collections — Old Masters Gallery
This Dresden gallery can be found in the Zwinger Palace complex. The Old Masters Gallery (Taschenberg 2) is home to some of the most preeminent and impressive European art in the world. There are over 750 paintings here, including works by Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Vermeer.
These works of art were once in the private collection of King August the Strong and King August II, who collected Renaissance and Baroque art. These days it is all on display for the whole world to see, or at least those visiting Dresden!