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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
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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A solid collection of "Old Masters"

This museum has a good selection of paintings including many of the "old masters". However, their collection was not up to similar museums in Italy, France and the Netherlands... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike L
Rockland, Maine
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Rockland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a good selection of paintings including many of the "old masters". However, their collection was not up to similar museums in Italy, France and the Netherlands. Fortunately, the admission price is modest. The art is dominated by religious themes, chiefly the Madonna. This was a little repetitious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum features Old Masters collected centuries ago by their leader of Saxony. Go if that is the art you enjoy. The museum is part of the Zwinger complex.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally, we managed to see this great collection of old masterpieces. Wow, we had heard about it from friends before, but nobody could imagine that Dresden could come up with such an unbelievable exhibition! Thanks to August the Strong, the guy who has given Dresden many or most of these cultural treasures, they have this world class gallery. When being... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While all the other stuff you read is true, here's my tip. If you are bringing any sort of bag/backpack, bring a euro coin with you to drop your bag off in a locker. You'll get the coin back when you're done.

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

super great ! all the big masters ! Rubens, Vermeer, Rafael, Rembrandt and many more ! only strange setup between galeries, could not seem to find a good walkway, passed some paintings twice... strange setup !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

I knew this would be busy, so arrived about ten minutes before opening. There were already a large group of people at the door. The queue quickly disperses, however, and there never seems to be a permanent line as in, say, the Louvre. It took me a full hour to realise there were three floors of paintings. My bad, obviously,... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Make sure to visit this museum, even if you think you do not appreciate paintings. Here it is the true home of the world renowned Angels of Raffaello, you see them every-where, on paper napkins, lampshades, picture frames, but in this museum you will see the very originals. Enjoy all the other paintings by true Masters, you will surely enjoy.

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

There are some really lovely works of art -- Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyke, and others -- but perhaps my favorites were those of Dresden painted by Canaletto. There is a large collection of paintings by Cranach; some were incredibly humorous like Hercules Sleeping and Hercules Awakes, and others were more traditional religious representations, like Saints Catherin and Barbara. A combination... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This clearly ranks with museums like Prado in madrid. What makes it outstanding beyond the paintings is the kids audio guide the museum offers. First I come across this and both my 9 and 6 year olds enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Very nice picture gallery. Good for a rainy afternoon. Don't miss the historic pictures of Dresden by Canaletto, they are somewhat hidden.

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