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“amazing sight to see”

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries)
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Dresden Full Day Trip from Prague
Ranked #35 of 225 things to do in Dresden
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was a highlight of my trip to Dresden, Germany! The amazing gold work and carved ivory pieces were a true wonder to see. Wonderful solid gold pieces of art encrusted with gems. Intricate ivory,silver and gold pieces. The visit was then topped off by the green wall. An amazing display of a huge green diamond pendant. Wow. Truely a must for art lovers, or jewelery and gem collecters.

Thank travelingal555
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

I don't think that most of the other reviews here actually understand what the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden *is*. It is NOT the Old Master's Gallery. It is a consortium of 12 different museums which collectively form the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. It encompasses many different buildings in several parts of the city. If you visit Dresden, chances are you're visiting most of the buildings which house its collections. So, reading someone's review that says "Focused collection, The Sistine Madonna by Rafael is the start of the show and with god reason! It is well worth seeing. The rest of the collection is devoted to 17th and 18th century European painting," is NOT an accurate reflection of what the Kunstsammlungen actually is. The collections are one of the most diverse in the entire world. It is more apt to compare the Kunstsammlungen to an institution like the Smithsonian in the U.S.

Of course, the Kunstsammlungen has so many objects that not all of them are on display. In fact, the Kunstsammlungen is still sorting out exactly what it has, since some of it was displaced due to certain world conflicts... However, it is developing a sophisticated cataloging system that is one of the best in Germany to do so. In the process, they are also digitizing some of their print collections which can be found on their website, and is a useful resource if you have a particular interest in something which might not be on display; http://www.skd.museum/en/

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Sistine Madonna by Rafael is the start of the show and with god reason! It is well worth seeing. The rest of the collection is devoted to 17th and 18th century European painting.

Thank Elisabeth1943
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

See the treasures of Saxony here at the SKD - so many collections to choose from! Get a multi day pass and come and go as you wish.

Thank Daisy095
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Take the time to look at each piece and read the captions. It is a memorable experience and I am not an art buff.

Thank cindee1007
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