Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
It takes approximately 2 hours to walk around the gallery. I will not observe famous paintings (you can Google it, if needed), but I want to highlight some details. There are 3 floors and you could use stairs or elevator, which is very convenient. There are a lot of places for seating, so you can relax and enjoy paintings. You can also see how paintings reconstruction goes - there is special pavilion, where you can watch it. It is possible to rent a audio guide there, also there is a cafe inside.
Written September 7, 2022
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Robin Drinkall - Europe
Frederiksberg, Denmark489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Business
The Old Masters gallery was originally located on Judenhoff in Dresden. The gallery is very impressive with its collection of artwork presented in amazingly gilted frames. Highly recommended and keep a sharp eye for Vermeers "Letter" painting.
Written May 10, 2022
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
An outstanding gallery that is not overwhelming or overcrowded. Bernardo Bellotto was the court painter to King Augustus III and Bellotto's scenes from Dresden in the 1700s dominate the third floor. Some of the more known "Old Masters" are here, but it is always enjoyable to discover something new. Outstanding curation.
Written April 18, 2022
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CheltenhamPaul
CheltenhamPaul152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Located in the Zwinger, this is a wonderful gallery full of some wonderful art and sculpture. Highlights for me were the Bellotto paintings of Dresden and other towns and cities (on the first floor) and Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter (much larger than I expected it to be). We spent a couple of hours here. Stopped to have a break in the very good cafe which much to our surprise offered waitress service - very civilised - and an excellent apple tart!! Thoroughly recommended!!
Written January 4, 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
What a joy it was to visit this outstanding gallery, particularly after going through the dreary Berlin gallery a couple of days before. There are some excellent spaces here and many, many fine pieces. For us though the highlight was the staggering number of Canalettos. Magical. If you're anywhere near Dresden and a lover of art this gallery is essential viewing. And while you're in the palace complex the scientific museum and the porcelain museum are both well-worth a visit. Shame that the inner courtyard of the palace is currently a vast building site!
Written June 12, 2023
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Kerry_Marsh
Brisbane, Australia415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
What an absolute treat to view the Old Masters Collection at the Gemaldergalerie. They had a wonderful exhibition of Rosalba Carriera which I enjoyed very much. There are Titian's, Ruben's, Rembrandt, Carivaggio, Giotto and so many other amazing paintings. Loved it.
Written June 21, 2023
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Leslie C.
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Fantastic is the only word to describe our visit to the Art Gallery with the Old Masters. Lots of Holbeins and Dürers and my favorite Canalettos showing Dresden as the "Florence on the Elbe". All beautifully displayed and with knowledgeable personnel ready to give you the background to the art works.
Written May 29, 2023
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic7,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Visiting this gallery was an indescribable experience for me. I'm an old art lover and this gallery offered me more than enough of that. My God! Such a wonderful collection of old masters paintings was on display here! Van Dyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Tizian, Raffael, Caravaggio and many others. Several paintings by each of these painters were exhibited here. Simply gorgeous! As a Czech, I was also very pleased when I saw several paintings by Karel Škréta here.

I also really liked the paintings by Canaletto showing how Dresden looked in the 18th century.

It was also possible to look through the glass wall into the workshop where old paintings were being restored.

During my visit, there was a special exhibition of old paintings showing food and everything related to it. It was surprising how many artists painted this topic.

The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) definitely worth a visit. This gallery is closed on Mondays.
Written July 3, 2024
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
In The the historical side of Dresden, the are a lot of squares, the Gemaldegalerie makes this the best Place.
Written May 21, 2019
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Herman M
Buffalo, NY156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is a must-see museum if you are in Dresden. (If you're not in Dresden, it's still a must-see museum. Dresden is a major tourist city, and the Gemäldegalerie is one of its major tourist attractions.)

The gallery is located within the huge Zwinger complex. The Zwinger is a Rococco style palace built in the 18th Century. However, the Gemäldegalerie itself is located in the Semper Gallery, which was built in the 19th Century in Neoclassical style. The Semper Gallery closes off the huge Zwinger courtyard on its northern side.

Unfortunately, we could only stay for two hours at the Gemäldegalerie. It would be better to allot two days to this museum, because the painting collection is so extensive. The best we could do was to follow our strategy for short visits to great museums: pick the best paintings and walk past the rest.

By far the most famous painting in this museum is Raphael’s Madonna and Child with St. Sixtus, St. Barbara, and Winged Cherubs, called "The Sistine Madonna." This painting is acknowledged as one of the world’s great masterpieces. It may be the world’s greatest painting of Madonna and Child. It certainly sums up what we mean when we say “painting of the High Renaissance.”

Another famous Italian work in Dresden is "The Sleeping Venus" (called "The Dresden Venus") by Giorgione [1477 – 1510]. In 1510, when this picture was painted, it was very unusual to paint a full portrait nude woman. She’s shown sleeping in an outdoor setting. Experts agree that Giorgione didn’t live long enough to complete the painting. Almost certainly, the landscape and sky were finished by his friend Titian [1480 – 1576].

As expected, the Dresden museum has an excellent collection of Northern European paintings. These include Jan van Eyck’s exquisite jewel-like triptych "Madonna and Child with St. Michael, St. Catherine, and a Dono"r (1437), called "The Dresden Triptych."

There are also two paintings by Vermeer: "The Procuress" (1656) and "Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window" (1659).

The Dresden Gemäldegalerie is an amazing museum. It's not to be missed if you love art. Even if you're not an art lover, it's worth visiting to see The Sistine Madonna and the other masterpieces I've mentioned.
Written April 27, 2013
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