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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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We visited the museum during our tour in Zwinger. It was an amazing place in which we did not only see the great classics, but also other beautiful and less-known paintings. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum during our tour in Zwinger. It was an amazing place in which we did not only see the great classics, but also other beautiful and less-known paintings. It has 2 floors, different rooms, so be prepared to walk, and walk, and walk... make sure you're wearing comfortable shoes and that you are well-rested.

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Machelen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One of the geatest painting museums in Germany. Take at least half a day to visit, and please don’t visit only the 'classics', because the rest of the collection is great too

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

very impressive place with heaps of arts. spend 2 hours there and I advice only to stop at what catches your eye, as there are too many paintigns to take them all in. good to sea real rembrandts and Co

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely word-class collection of masters not to be missed in the beautiful Zwinger, itself worth a journey as well

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This must be one of the richest collections of old masters anywhere in Europe. It's especially strong on Flemish/German painters, as one might expect, but there are also great contributions from all the other major schools. One lovely surprise for me was the set of views of Dresden by Canaletto - I knew about his London paintings, but had no... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Masterpieces by Raphael (Sistine Madonna), Giorgione, El Greco, Van Eyck, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Murillo, Canaletto and many others, including post-mannerists... Plus quite a few works from the Cranach clan. The collections is arranged on 3 floors, and nearly every hall and section has its renowned masterpiece.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Gemäldegalerie is a must-see if you visit Dresden. It has an impressive collection of old masters, especially Northern European. The café is also perfect for a pause. The salad was tasty and the prices not unreasonable, especially for a museum café. The waitstaff was friendly and reasonably attentive.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our recent Elbe cruise included some time here, and we are glad it did. The galleries have a number of large old masters' works, though it can be a bit crowded while renovations are ongoing.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Try to spare more time for Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister! I was there for 2 hours only and i think that's not enough!

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

People with a keen eye for art on canvas will love this place. They have a large collection that survived the war. The highlight ofcourse is the Madonna. Tip:take an audio guide

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