Albertinum
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A popular art museum displaying a collection of finely wrought jewelry and sculpture.
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  • hans-jaguar
    Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Dresden.
    Albertinum, museum in Dresden, Germany, displaying fine art and national treasures. It is one of several institutions associated with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections). The Albertinum, was built on the foundations of a former armoury by Karl Adolf Canzler, who completed the construction in the year 1887. The building was destroyed in World War II but reopened in the year 1953. The Albertinum is one of several historical buildings occupying Dresden’s famous Cultural District. The museum is home to two of the state collections: Sculpture Collection and the New Masters Gallery. The Skulpturensammlung includes works from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as European carvings from antiquity to the present. A wing of the collection is devoted to Renaissance and Baroque works, and there are also Late Saxon wood carvings. The celebrated Galerie Neue Meister, which contains art from the 19th to the 21th century, has one of Germany’s most significant collections of modern and contemporary art. Works include German and other European masterpieces dating from the Renaissance to the present.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 31, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As good as Alte Meister
    Whereas the gallery at Zwinger has the so called old masters, here you can see paintings and statues of the "new masters" and in my opinion it's not any less impressive. The size of the museum is surely big but okay to do in 1 day although towards the end you definitely gained a lot of impressions. Would certainly recommend it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 13, 2023
  • leslie c
    Berlin, Germany
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend a few hours here and you won't regret it
    Do you want see how a striving young Dresdener became one of the world's top earning artists? Gerhard Richter's works are a highlight of the Albertinum contemporary art museum on the banks of the river Elbe. This may be one of the most under-visited sights of Dresden but for art lovers it's a real find. Many of Germany's most renowned 19th and 20th century painters came from Saxony. Caspar David Friedrich and his famed moonlight scenes,for example, or Pechstein and the revolutionary Blaue Reiter movement. The top floor has many of their works and a sprinkling of other leading German and French impressionists.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 24, 2023
  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern masters
    The Albertinum takes over where the Zwinger leaves off, taking the viewer through Romanticism and Impressionism into the 20th century. Some of the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich are on loan to exhibitions in Hamburg and Berlin marking the 250th anniversary of the artist's birth, but one of my favourite works by him, Das Grosse Gehege bei Dresden, is on view. The works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are particularly good, especially Otto Dix's powerful indictment of war.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 14, 2024
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maida22
England312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Outstanding and surprisingly excellent museum with some very important artworks in a lovely building. We were knocked out by the number of Dresden artists, particularly Oskar Zwintscher who was new to us. Every room had something terrific in it, with surprises at every turn. Very highly recommended
Written September 7, 2022
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Ramon
709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Whereas the gallery at Zwinger has the so called old masters, here you can see paintings and statues of the "new masters" and in my opinion it's not any less impressive. The size of the museum is surely big but okay to do in 1 day although towards the end you definitely gained a lot of impressions. Would certainly recommend it.
Written October 14, 2023
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Albertinum, museum in Dresden, Germany, displaying fine art and national treasures. It is one of several institutions associated with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections). The Albertinum, was built on the foundations of a former armoury by Karl Adolf Canzler, who completed the construction in the year 1887. The building was destroyed in World War II but reopened in the year 1953. The Albertinum is one of several historical buildings occupying Dresden’s famous Cultural District. The museum is home to two of the state collections: Sculpture Collection and the New Masters Gallery. The Skulpturensammlung includes works from ancient Greece and Rome, as well as European carvings from antiquity to the present. A wing of the collection is devoted to Renaissance and Baroque works, and there are also Late Saxon wood carvings. The celebrated Galerie Neue Meister, which contains art from the 19th to the 21th century, has one of Germany’s most significant collections of modern and contemporary art. Works include German and other European masterpieces dating from the Renaissance to the present.
Written June 1, 2023
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leslie c
Berlin, Germany166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Do you want see how a striving young Dresdener became one of the world's top earning artists? Gerhard Richter's works are a highlight of the Albertinum contemporary art museum on the banks of the river Elbe. This may be one of the most under-visited sights of Dresden but for art lovers it's a real find.
Many of Germany's most renowned 19th and 20th century painters came from Saxony. Caspar David Friedrich and his famed moonlight scenes,for example, or Pechstein and the revolutionary Blaue Reiter movement.
The top floor has many of their works and a sprinkling of other leading German and French impressionists.

Written November 24, 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,919 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The Albertinum takes over where the Zwinger leaves off, taking the viewer through Romanticism and Impressionism into the 20th century. Some of the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich are on loan to exhibitions in Hamburg and Berlin marking the 250th anniversary of the artist's birth, but one of my favourite works by him, Das Grosse Gehege bei Dresden, is on view. The works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are particularly good, especially Otto Dix's powerful indictment of war.
Written May 14, 2024
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JanitaCzech
United Kingdom102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
There are 3 floors of collections in this museum. On the groundfloor, there are sculptures, from which I most enjoyed the Rodin's ones. On the first and second floors you can find many modern artists of famous name (Rodin, Picasso, Degas) as well as a remarkable collection of German Impressionists. The entrance fee is eight euros.
I liked this museum a lot, the only thing I was sorry for was that the famous Gaugin's painting "Parau Api" was not there in the time of my visit (December 2012) - I was said that it had been sent to Spain for a temporary exhibition.
Written December 11, 2012
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Dikla D
Tel Aviv, Israel616 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Visiting Albertinium does not take long - up to 3 hours, depending on your exploration of the works.
The museum gives away a free audio guide that greatly contributes to the visitor's experience, do not forget to ask for it.
As an avid art lover who has already visited the most important museums and galleries in the world, I was less excited by the Albertinium. But it has works by important artists and I am not sorry about the visit.
Written August 19, 2017
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Ian C
Nuneaton, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
OK I'm not a fan of modern art, some of it is good, but most not (IMO)
The whole top floor is circuit and 2/3rds of that circuit is modern and full of pretentious rubbish. Then something happens and you find yourself in a succession of rooms that are brilliant. Sensibly these should be over in the Zwinger where they wouldn't be out of place, but they are not- they are here and probably overlooked as a result.
Written July 2, 2016
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stephrab
New York City, NY890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
It takes much for me to write about the administration of a museum - none of it good. This is such a case. They have a "strong" policy of no pictures of any kind - with no exceptions - for anything - inside the museum. The guards enforce this with a brutal (yes brutal) instance.

I saw the Richter drawings. There was a newspaper article in German about his experiences in Auschwitz and more. I wanted to take a picture of the newspaper article so I could look up the article and get it translated. My camera was pointed DOWN at the newspaper article. A guard came running and screaming over (I do not exaggerate - I wish I did) and said I could not take a picture. I asked to speak to a Director. At first she even refused to try. At the end of almost 20 minutes I had 5 people from the museum present before I was given permission - and not nicely - to take a picture of the newspaper article. It was a horrible experience - and one that is probably repeated often. It is almost not worth visiting this museum due to they way they treat their patrons.
Written June 16, 2015
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KLE2013
Centreville, VA3,526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Named the Albertinum to honor Saxony's King Albert who converted this 16th century building into a museum between 1884-1887, this collection displays art from the Romantic period to the present day. While the Albertinum suffered less damage during WWII, flooding of the Elbe River in 2002 necessitated extensive restoration and conservation work. Today the museum is a light filled, expansive gallery with masterpieces by the German Romantic artists Caspar David Friedrich and Gerhard Richter, to the Impressionist masters Monet and Degas to Gauguin and Van Gogh with sculptures by Rodin.
Written August 13, 2018
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