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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Excellent Collection of Northern European Art, also a Very Fine Sampling of Italian Art

This excellent collection, entered from the exterior of the Zwinger complex, is very much worth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jack H
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What a fantastic collection. We have never seen such a collection of original paintings by old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Innere Altstadt
+49 351 49146679
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This excellent collection, entered from the exterior of the Zwinger complex, is very much worth your while, and unlike places like the Louvre and London's National Gallery the collection is small, making it much less challenging to get through in a matter of hours. And...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic collection. We have never seen such a collection of original paintings by old masters all in one gallery. Descriptions are in both German & English. There is also an audio assistant, if required.

Thank seajay44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful collection of world masterpieces. Museum for people interested in painting. To enjoy the world's masterpieces one day is not enough. After two hours of walking through the gallery, the impressions begin to blur. I recommend to come at least for a week.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Gemaldegalerie would not rank with the great museums in Berlin or New York City, it is definitely worth a visit. It has a number of paintings by Caravaggio and A significant collection of German painters of the 15th to 18th Century. There are...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is amazing, the collection superb, the architecture stunning... my only criticism is that the docents in each room are nasty! My friend and I are not your average clueless tourists, we are both art conservators and I personally have worked in a number...More

Thank nic_talks_travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited a lot of museums over the years but this has a fabulous collection of so many different artists.

Thank EileenStewart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Collections from the masters. Nicely arranged and not overwhelming. Wouldn’t miss it. Includes masters of Dutch, Italian, Flemish and Spanish descent.

Thank wjayk2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for the great masters including Vermeer, Rubens and Rafael. However, the display with pictures hung high on the walls makes it difficult to truly appreciate some of the works. Manageable size so can be visited within a reasonable time.

Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A must do in Dresden. My favourite piece is the Chocolate Girl, a pastel drawing of a young lady serving a drink of chocolate. It’s the image that was copied on the Bakers chocolate squares of my childhood. Other old masters include Titian, Canaletto (including...More

Thank Greenka2014
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I was surprised at both the high-quality of the paintings and the well-presented layout of the museum in terms of groupings and display. See my photos to understand why I gave this museum such a high rating!

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Response from ManoloTravel | Reviewed this property |
You have good taste. The girl is reading, definitly, she is holding the letter with two hands and the letter is probably from her lover.