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Museums and exhibitions in Dresden Elbland

Grand museums, huge spectrum.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow & more.

The word "museum landscape" is hardly enough to describe Dresden Elbland's fascinating variety of museums. Over 50 museums and galleries make the state capital of Dresden alone a genuine European museum centre. Thanks to the passion for collecting of the Saxon electors, the basis for today's glittering exhibitions was laid here early on - fertile ground on which a colourful, extremely varied museum landscape was able to grow. Fascinating collections and special exhibitions await you everywhere in Dresden Elbland!

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Museums of art history

Multiple one-off

Dresden has them all. You will encounter Vermeer, Rodin, Richter, Raphael and countless other influential names in European art history on your cultural trip. The Dresden State Art Collections alone comprise 15 museums that are among the most important in the world. Together with four institutions, the thematic diversity here is unique in the world. And that's not all.

Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints, Drawings and Photographs


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New Green Vault - State Art Collections Dresden


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Historic Grünes Gewölbe


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Dresden Porcelain Collection


© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/Jürgen Lösel
© Frank Exß (DML-BY)

Museums on society and history

Lasting impressions - and lessons learnt

Dresden offers food for thought - and not always easy answers. The German Hygiene Museum, for example, regularly organises special exhibitions on topics that concern us all. To ensure that history is never forgotten, the Military History Museum comprehensively analyses the topic of war. And several memorials take an exemplary approach to the arduous yet authentic journey through Germany's violent history.

© Foto: Frank Exß (DML-BY)

More museums in Dresden Elbland

Make more discoveries!

How much tradition is there in Dresden Elbland? Find out for yourself! Home and history, folk art and customs have many addresses here - one of the most important ones is the Museum of Saxon Folk Art: this museum of local art in the Jägerhof in the Innere Neustadt shows the whole range of facets. Tip: the adjoining puppet theatre collection. What else is there to discover? Click your way through!


Karl-May-Museum Radebeul


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Dresden Municipal Museum


© Museen der Stadt Dresden/David Brandt

Meißen City Museum


© Stadtmuseum Meißen

Weinbaumuseum Hoflößnitz


© Stiftung Hoflößnitz, Stiftung Hoflößnitz

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