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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Address: Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 03 51 4 91 4 66 79
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Description: This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and...
This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine Madonna.
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The gallery old masters is one of the most important galleries what I have seen. There you find paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Tizian, Corregio and Vermeer and more. But at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Why on earth prevent people from taking pictures of this collection? I have particularly enjoyed seeing the views of Dresden by Canaletto on the top floor, together with the Vermeers ( Girl reading a letter and the Matchmaker; as for their authenticity, I shall refrain from further comments and leave it to your opinion and better judgement.

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Dresden, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The collection felt a little repetitive after a while which is mainly due to the limited variety of motifs of paintings of these era. I simply got bored by the religious/christian themes after the umpteenth picture of some saint or some biblical scene. The centerpiece of the collection is of course Raphael's Sistine Madonna or, more precisely, the little angels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The gallery old masters is one of the most important galleries what I have seen. There you find paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Tizian, Corregio and Vermeer and more. But at the moment there is a buildingsite. Thats why the building inside looks not so beautiful. The gallery is open. They show 450 paintings. The most important like the "Sixtinische Madonna"... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A rather exemplary collection with a mix of art. Housed in the Zwinger Palace, an attraction and destination in itself, you have to go here as one of the top three primary sites in Dresden to visit. Even if you don't like art, you will love the palace and this museum inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Old Masters gallery is housed in a building which mixes contemporary with Baroque in a clever way. Excellent facilities for eating, washrooms and lockers so that you can roam the various rooms comfortably. World famous works can be viewed very very closely and in uncrowded conditions. A must for any art lover or for someone who wants to know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Many of the paintings here could use a thorough cleaning. The Sistine Madonna, the del Sarto's, Correggio's, Guercino's, and German Old Masters are all excellent collections, even if the standard of display and conservation needs a little work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our time was very limited in Dresden, we truly had no itinerary for this city. Walking around and soaking up its history was fine with us....as dark fell early we were heading back to our hotel and saw this magnificent structure. ... we went inside and found the to be the museum of the old masters....but they were closing for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The museum is full of amazing paintings from illuminism to renaissance. The colors of the paintings are impressive, you'll really enjoy that! Personally, I liked more the second floor exposition. So, do not spend too much time in the first rooms, there is more (and better) to see afterwards.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The museum was beautiful and of course the art was amazing but this wasn't my kind of museum. The layout was a bit confusing and you go from room to room with many different types of portraits from artists from cities different in Europe. Was interesting but not my cup of tea..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Obviously a world class collection of classical paintings. Masterpieces throughout. The organization of the galleries is new and impressive. The paintings that originally drew me to the Alte Meister were the two Vermeers.

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