Stadtmuseum Dresden
Stadtmuseum Dresden
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Mvanting
Middelfart, Denmark504 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We were intrigued about the calling out learning about Dresden through times and the DDR exhibition.
It was a bit underwhelming though with only main signs in English and a very brief tour through time on Dresden and some random old pieces of things exhibited.
Still for 5 euro it was ok but in rear view mirror we would probably have seen something else.
Written April 10, 2023
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nottmmike
Nottingham, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
This is a really nice museum with lots of information about the development of Dresden into the beautiful "Florence of the Elbe". But also with an informative section on the infamous bombing raid of February 1945. And don't forget the external fire escape!!
Written May 28, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
This museum explains the history of Dresden. There are many scale models of the town and many buildings. There is a movie of the bombing of Dresden by the Allied forces in 1945.

Unfortunately the museum does not allow photography at all. So it is difficult to remember after a while what you saw in the museum.
Written August 21, 2012
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johnrath
Cheltenham, UK57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Unfortunately, I could only spend a short time here as I was constrained by the times of my day trip from Berlin, but I found the museum very interesting and good value. I was concerned that the guide from my day trip said that it "was all in German" - I came armed ready for some slow translating from my German dictionary - but actually most of the stuff was also in English.
I know it's a good museum when I come away with lots to google e.g. who on earth were "The Four Brummers"? what was that "state of emergency" in February, 1953 all about? I was also intrigued to know that Dresden is apparently the "Christmas Capital", the "Birth Capital" and the "City of Science", but I have a feeling that this must have been dreamt up by over-optimistic marketing men. Very interesting exhibits, I wish that I had had longer to spare than not much more than an hour.
However, I think I could have safely managed without the view of a medieval (?) soil sample from a latrine.
(Critical note for me: On the way out I stopped for a quick cappuccino from the machine and was cursing that all the unoccupied tables had something in German about "besuchen". I assumed that this meant "reserved" and drank my coffee in the corridor, cursing. I should have known from my brief German studies that this, in fact, means "visitors" - the museum seems to be home to students too.)
Written August 26, 2016
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Stadtmuseum Dresden or the City Museum of Dresden is housed in a building built in Altmarkt, the 13th century central square of Dresden. It is a Neoclassical building with Rococo features was the Landhaus of Dresden. It was the seat of the Saxon Parliament of from 1832 to 1907, after which it was shifted to the Ständehaus. This museum puts on show the 800 year old saga of this ill fated city. It covers the social, cultural and economic history of the city. Out of the amazing collections exhibited here I was most impressed by the collection of photographs, postcards and portraits of Dresden residents and rulers. There is a second part of this museum which features the Dresden City Art Gallery.
Tip: You have to buy a ticket for yourself and your camera if you wish to take it inside with you.
Written February 25, 2016
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Noelle O
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
This museum had great reviews, which is why we decided to visit. Good points are that the museum has a huge variety of exhibits, that, if explained sufficiently, could become a really good museum....

So to the bad points:

1. There appeared to be no explanation for the order in which one should go through the museum. The museum is on the third and fourth floors of the building, in each case on the left side and right side of a large staircase. We entered the left room on the third floor. Seemed sensible to us. But it was clear that we had skipped some history, so we asked a guard where to start (the opposite room). However from there it was a bit of a guessing game which of the 4 rooms came next (in Dresden history, chronological order), as there was absolutely no directions or explanation which room to go to next after one had completed one room. Even within one room, it was initially not clear which way round the room one should walk, and things appeared to have been set up without a regard for order.

2. Everything was in German, nothing was in English (bar a one sentence title for every exhibit). I speak German, and had to translate everything for my boyfriend who does not speak German. Still, I found the German info not that helpful, and we spent most of the time on wikipedia on our mobiles trying to understand more about each exhibit. I have to say though, that (with the help of wikipedia) this museum became really interesting, and we spent about 2 hours in it. I don't know if there is an audio guide one can hire, at least they did not offer us one when we paid at the entrance (where we spoke to the receptionist in English, not German).
Written April 22, 2014
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PierBia
Udine, Italy326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
An interesting museum but, in my opinion, there is no comparison between the city before the destruction and after the bombings, so as to better understand the enormous reconstruction work that has been done in the last decades
Written January 6, 2019
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Radjana
Haifa, Israel34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Not just for history and art buffs, the exhibit on Dresdens past and present is a great 2nd day in the city kind of activity. Going as far back as 1200s, the exibity is versatile, engaging and informative. However only the basic titles of items are translated into English. Potentially our visit could have been more interesting if the no doubt carefully composed long descriptions were also translated.
Written February 12, 2017
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mountainst
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Although the building and the majestic past have been beautifuly restored, inside the museum I got that nasty DDR feeling, I had when I visited East Germany before the "wende". Were all pictures real? at least many of the were not and virtually all of the were lackered far to much, some even behind glass. I still have that feeling, not to be free, looked at... One has to go in, one has to see it, but I hope that DDR feeling will once disappear
Written September 29, 2014
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Mitsu114
Huntington, NY342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Worth the price of admission for myself and my camera! My husband and I visited Dresden to learn more about the city where his father lived as a boy, before his family was forced to leave the country. This museum gave us such great insight into the city and it's history. It was designed so beautifully and thoughtfully and was really well rounded in information. We loved it! My only complaint was having to pay to use my camera inside the museum-I have never heard of such a thing, but evidently it is common in Europe-I guess it beats the alternative of not being able to photograph anything-it just seemed a bit odd. I was so excited to find a map showing a street where my father-in-law lived (which doesn't exist any longer) that I just wanted to take one photo of the map....so it cost me a couple of euros.....at least I know that it was going to a good cause..... to support such a fine museum- well worth the money! (BTW-I don't think that any of the traveler's photos associated with this listing are related to this museum?!)
Written July 17, 2014
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