Green Vault
Green Vault
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parksvisitor
Maple Grove, MN1,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a must do in Dresden. We were here as a part of a tour group, and I am not usually an art museum guy, but the works displayed here are fantastic, and I really can't fathom the skill and time it must have taken to make almost all of them. You will be in a state of wonder trying to comprehend just how they were made.
Written May 13, 2023
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Margot P
Korora, Australia1,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A must do in Dresden, wish we had allowed more time and known before just what old treasures are kept there.
Think we were allowed photos, just no flash cameras, normal for museums?
If we get back, would spread over two days.
Even the building is worth a visit.
Written January 17, 2023
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Judy M
Clinton, NJ132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were disappointed when we learned that the Green Vault would continue to be closed due to the robbery, However this is a fantastic eclectic collection of King Augustus. Allow plenty of time as there is so much to see .
There is a small café to have a snack. We were very impressed
Written January 10, 2020
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Cyprian Z
Poznan, Poland146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Very rich collection with strict rules and free audioguide. Book in advance online and remember that the first room you enter is the last one to admire, you should immediately go through the secured door :) oh, and leave the bags in the locker.

A must see in Dresden.
Written September 25, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Green Vault is a fantastic museum while so man exquisite jewellery and all sorts of ornamental works of art, it just goes to show what you can buy as the King of Saxony. This museum is a must see in Dresden.
Written November 21, 2019
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longhaulfromlondon
Teddington, UK402 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
We booked on line well in advance and printed our tickets. On arrival the tickets were deemed invalid at the third check for whatever reason and we were told to obtain new ones. That involved a long queue and after much argument the booking was found and new tickets were issued free but it was clearly our fault that the self print ones were wrong! We then had to go through the queues again which was tiring.

We found the staff exceptionally unhelpful and rude throughout, they bark orders in both German and English and if you question anything they bark louder in a fashion reminiscent of the worst period of German history. If you ask a question in English they don't understand you, if you ask it in German they tell you your German is too poor to understand, funny how I have managed for years in lots of other places in Germany without a problem. I finally asked one particularly rude one her name and she told me she didn't have one and if I asked any more questions like that I would be ejected from the place.

My perception of the exhibition may have been coloured by the treatment we received but even the bits touted as most precious look like they were something left over from a close down car boot sale of the DDR. We covered the whole place in less than an hour and left feeling that we had been ripped off.

Save your money, there are plenty of better things to see in Dresden many of them are free.
Written May 15, 2014
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KerryandTim
Austin, TX228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
As good a job as Germans do with the write-ups within their museums, you'd think they should be able to make it clear which museums are which and how they are grouped together in a ticket. But no. I will try to sort it out.

There is a museum complex called the Residenzschloss (or the Royal Palace) that includes several museums: the Turkish Chamber, the Armoury, the Coin Cabinet, the Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the New Green Vault and the Historic Green Vault. All the museums, with the exception of the Historic Green Vault, are grouped together in one ticket for 12 euros. The Historic Green Vault can be added onto the group ticket for another 10 euros, or if purchased separately, will cost 12 euros.

So, what is the difference between the new and the historic Green Vault? I'm not certain what the curators would say, but to me, it seemed like the New Green Vault housed everything that didn't quite fit into the Historic Green Vault, The exhibits in both museums were amazing. The New Green Vault was set up more like an art museum whereas the Historic Green Vault was set up more as a palace with rooms devoted to different types of treasure. Was the Historic Vault worth 12 euros on its own? Probably. But that doesn't mean that the New Vault was any less worthy of a visit.
Written April 1, 2016
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nursely
Miami Beach, FL208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a side trip from Prague, my friend and I took the train from Prague to Dresden to visit the Green Vaults which house the treasures of the Saxon Kings. I reserved the tickets online months in advance (as far out as possible for high season trips)
and we bought our train tickets at the station in Prague. Not much English is spoken at the station, but if you are pleasant and patient you will be rewarded. the train was about 3 hrs and dropped us off in downtown Dresden. As you exit the station, head uphill slightly to the right and walk about 15 minutes through a shopping district. Many Germans speak English so feel free to ask for direction. When you crest the hill you will see many old structures to your left...as well as the Zwinger museums. The Green Vaults are housed in the building to the right just before the main building of the art museums.

Allow the entire day to tour both the old and the new Green vaults. I have traveled a fair amount and have NEVER seen such an incredible accumulation of art, jewelry, sculpture etc under one roof.

The vaults are state of the art in both display and security. All belongings must be lockered in the entry lobby to the vaults. English was not a problem at all. Take your time, use your handset guide and spend the day among the most incredible assortment of treasure you can imagine. Do NOT miss the gold tea set, the gem room (at the end of the tour) and the fabulous Dresden Green DIamond. There is a tiny cafe in the building and a wonderful book/gift shop. Rate this a 5* experience if youe love "stuff"! I shall return!
Remember to time your entry tickets to accomodate travel time.
your passports will be checked on the train as you travel from CZ Rep to Germany. There is "snack" food on the train.....its'a pleasant and easy journey but we were glad to see our beds that night!
Written October 14, 2008
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Soschu11
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
- rude staff, treating visitors more like thieves
- scheduled 15 minute long entrance time
- need audioguides, and need to leave ID/passport, no description in the exhibition
- not allowed to take even jackets inside
- too cool air conditioning
- objects too far away, too high
- annoying alarm systems that goes off when someone is approx. 30 cm from the items (which are mostly behind glas)
- expensive (12 €), no student discount if you are over 16

I've been to plenty museums right now and never had been treated so disrespectful.
First a friend of mine asked a man at the information point what exactly is at the exhibition and he answered "a room" as she repeated the question the answer was still the same. We were all German native speakers. As she came back and told about it I just said "sometimes the people in saxony just have an strange accent that may sound rude" little did I know...

When buying the tickets we were somehow "lucky" you need to buy a ticket for a time span, probably so the exhibition isn't overcrowded, sounds legit to me, but our waiting time was only half an hour. Yet the cashier was already rude to us and apparent there are no student discounts. OK it was summer and hot, so maybe you can get exhausted we thought, but the fun just begun...

We went to the cloakroom, stored our backpacks, I leaved my jacket on as one the inside the air conditioning was working a little bit too good...Took my photocamera with me, as I simply don't like to leave it alone and we went to the exhibition.

On the front was someone giving the audioguides and I went to ask if the cost extra "no, but you have to leave your ID" was the answer and "you have to leave your bag in the cloakroom" already with a shill almost panicking voice. "It's only my camera" i answered and than she said "taking pictures is prohibited" and I said "ok so i won't take any pictures" and her imidiate answer was "go and discuss at the entrance"... so off we went without the audioguides.

The first room showed some objects to shorten the waiting time for the chamber, and it was written beneath the objects what they were.

Our time had come and we went to the real entrance. The woman there was somehow nicer. She said that I cannot take the camera with me no way but in the cloakrooms are also lockers only reachable by the staff so I said OK and went back. Luckily they did not said anything about the jackets anymore or we would have frozen to death.

The entrance is a little science fiction like, nothing new sadly, but you have to go into a gate for maximum two persons.
We were laughing as you do when you are somewhere with friends. We two of us were going inside the woman asked the other friend "why are you laughing? Does she has the camera underneath her jacket?" Which was a really strange and bad accusation.

In the exhibition were no written information, so without the audioguides we got none...

There was a woman who took a picture with her mobile (there were nowhere visible "no photos" signs, and while not taking pictures is something I can respect and understand, as the museums like the people to come instead of seeing everything online in our age it seems too outdated, beside this they can ask you to not publish them which most people will do) and the quads asked her to show her mobile to prove she deleted it! Something that is as far as I know forbidden.

It is also difficult to see most of the objects as they are too far away and mostly too high. Beside this there is an annoying alarm system that always rang when someone came too close to the objects (approx. 30cm). One guard even pushed a visitor away.

When going out I heard one guard saying through his communication system "yes, she is finally leaving" unbelievable... about whom it was, when not us?

And this amazing trip costs 12 € and lasts around 30min...

They treated us like potential thieves, we wondered if they just don't want visitors to come or doing a white strike or just are terribly unfriendly
Written July 27, 2017
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Ben L
London2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
The arrogant and unfriendly behaviour of staff demonstrates that the old state control attitude and jobs for life regime still prevails here. We were treated as potential thieves rather than tourists. Audio guides are only given against deposit of a passport, in case you steal it. Clothing (including jackets) must be removed, in case you steal something. This was no misunderstanding, this ultimatum was delivered to a native German speaker. Worryingly the attitude was common to at least three of the staff that we came across. It may be fantastic inside, but this behaviour needs to be challenged and so we left.
Written November 18, 2013
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