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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
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Address: Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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+49 351 49146679
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and...

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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Many Classic Paintings!

I found this museum to be more complicated to get around in than usual, however it is filled with a number of historically significant masterpieces and should not be missed. Just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found this museum to be more complicated to get around in than usual, however it is filled with a number of historically significant masterpieces and should not be missed. Just study the layout before you start.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery is under renovation but the most important pieces are on display. Plan on spending 1hr to 1.5 hr here. There is an elevator if you are unable to climb stairs. Get the Museum Card if you plan on visiting numerous museums over 2 days

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The collection is not that large but you can see master pieces. A long afternoon is required. The building is nice as well. I recommend to take the audio guide to profit from the explanations

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Fantastic collection which fortunately was put away during the World War Two and therefore preserved for posterity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Because this part of Germany was not easy for Westerners to visit the museums hold special treats. When Dresden was rebuilt good planning meant that access to the building was provided for those who find stairs difficult. The shop has very interesting choices including historical material on 13 Feb 1945.

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful compact place that has an unbelievable collection of world masterpieces. Very recommended to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is a treasury of the world masterpieces. I was delighted watching Rembrandt's, Raphael's, Giorgione's, Dürer's works of art. And of course Sistine Madonna is a visiting card of Old Masters Gallery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of the interesting museums to visit at Zwinger Palace is the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) which contains a nice representation of 15th to 18th century masterpieces. Opening hours 10-6pm daily. Entry is €10 and includes access to all three museums at Zwinger Palace. You can see works by Spanish, French and German Old Masters as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had to rush through this museum. But even with rushing you can really see the beauty. I would have loved to linger and enjoy but at least I saw.

Thank Rebecca O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went there as the main attraction for Zwinger and love the display and the rooms themselves. Although this museum is not as great as El Prado in Madrid it is still supreme in its own way. The number of visitors in winter was less so we manage to get up close and personal to admire the paintings. Must go and... More 

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