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Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments

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Amazing and unique collection of early engineering wonders

This museum fascinated me for hours. There is a vast collection of marvels of Renaissance period... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Sydney, Australia
Impressive Collection

Sited within the Zwinger area, the museum has a beautiful collection of timepieces, and... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Der Dresdner Zwinger, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

This museum fascinated me for hours. There is a vast collection of marvels of Renaissance period engineering (astronomic and rare mathematical devices, unique Renaissance clocks, unbelievable globes). My teen enjoyed it as well. Great educational value. A hint: download the app and enjoyed a free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Sited within the Zwinger area, the museum has a beautiful collection of timepieces, and mathematical and scientific instruments, many dating from the 1700s. Very interesting and worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

My Husband and I visited Dresden for the Christmas Markets, however this museum was one of the few places I really wanted to go to as it sounded really interesting. It's situated at the far left corner of the Zwinger building and there's a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This museum follows the history of several inventions over the years: clocks, globes, navigational equipment and telescopes, among others. I really enjoyed it, my wife is not quite nerd enough :-)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chileice
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Too many people, too crowded. I wish there was audio-guide, but when asked, we've got almost rude answer that everything is on the internet. Unfortunately wifi was slow as hell and I couldn't connect, so I gave up.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PavelSuk
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Contained here are the technical treasures of a bygone age. If you appreciate clocks and mechanical instruments then this will be paradise for you. The level of detail and craftsmanship in some of these artifacts is mind blowing .... without them then we certainly would...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

As its name suggests, the museum contains lots of instruments related to mathematics and physics, such as telescope, clocks, etc. And it has a huge number of them from different era, and they are original too! (Hence, some of the description will say that it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Timothy S
Reviewed January 18, 2018

If you have an interest in mechanical gadgets, this is your place. Most of the artefacts are still functioning and one can admire the huge amount of time the developers spent to refine their instruments for measuring time, location etc. It is also wonderful how...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tamer H
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The very progressive ruler, Augustus the Strong, wasn't only interested in the arts (paintings and decorative arts), but also in the physical sciences. An entire wing of the Zwinger palace complex exhibits historic instruments: for astronomy, for measuring time (an entire hall of ancient clocks),...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed November 19, 2017

An interesting array of clocks and watches, then Earth and Cosmic globes, are contained in this area. From these we then saw ancient computing, surveying and astronomical equipment, most of which dated back to no later than the 1700s. A must visit for people who...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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