The best museums in Dresden in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Dresden, Germany, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Green Vault1

    Green Vault

    The Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe) is a museum in Dresden that holds the largest collection of treasures in Europe and contains many exhibits from the Baroque to Classicism. The Green Vault is named after the formerly malachite green painted column bases and capitals of the main rooms. The museum open
  2. Old Masters Painting Gallery2

    Old Masters Painting Gallery

    The Old Masters Painting Gallery (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister) is a musuem in Dresden that holds a collection of paintings from the 15th to the 18th centuries. The collection contains over 750 paintings, including old masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque, but also works by the Flemi
  3. Panometer Dresden3

    Panometer Dresden

    The Panometer Dresden is a former gasometer in which one of two panoramic paintings of Austrian-born artist Yadegar Asisi is displayed, alongside an exhibition. The panoramas Baroque Dresden and Dresden 1945 have been shown alternately. The former shows Dresden as it might have appeared in 1756, the
  4. German Hygiene Museum4

    German Hygiene Museum

    The German Hygiene Museum (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum) is a medical museum in Dresden. It sees itself as a public forum for science, culture and society. On permanent display are the permanent exhibition "Abenteuer Mensch" and the "Kinder-Museum Unsere fünf Sinne". The permanent exhibition puts the hu
  5. Military History Museum5

    Military History Museum

    The Bundeswehr Military History Museum (Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr Dresden, MHMBw) is the military museum of the Bundeswehr (the German Armed Forces). The museum is housed in a former military arsenal and is one of the major military history museums in Germany. The Military History Mu
  6. Transport Museum Dresden6

    Transport Museum Dresden

    The Transport Museum Dresden (Verkehrsmuseum Dresden) is a museum in Dresden that is housed in The Johanneum, a 16th-century Renaissance building, that displays vehicles of all modes of transport and their history. The museum is divided into thematic areas, namely: Railway, Cars, Bicycles and motorb
  7. New Masters Gallery - Albertinum7

    New Masters Gallery - Albertinum

    The Galerie Neue Meister (New Masters Gallery) is a modern art museum in Dresden that is housed in the Albertinum that exhibits around 300 paintings from the 19th century until today. The collection of the museum contains around 3,000 pieces and includes works from Otto Dix, Edgar Degas, Vincent van
  8. Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments8

    Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments

    Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments (Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon) is a museum in Dresden that belongs to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. It is a museum of historic clocks and scientific instruments. The museum holds and exhibits a collection that includes globes, ast
  9. The Royal Porcelain Collection9

    The Royal Porcelain Collection

    The Royal Porcelain Collection (the Dresden Porcelain Collection (Porzellansammlung) is a museum in Dresden that is housed in the Zwinger Palace. The collection includes around 20,000 porcelain artefacts, important being the traditional Chinese and Japanese porcelain acquired by Augustus the Strong
  10. Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße10

    Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße

    The Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse (Memorial site Bautzner Straße) in Dresden is a memorial site for the victims of the GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS) in the Saxon capital Dresden. It is the only originally preserved remand prison of the "Stasi" in the 'Freistaat' that is open to the public. T
  11. Kuegelgenhaus - Museum of Dresden Romanticism11

    Kuegelgenhaus - Museum of Dresden Romanticism

    Kuegelgenhaus - Museum of Dresden Romanticism is an art, literature and music museum in Dresden that is housed in the former home of the painter Gerhard von Kügelgen. The museum is dedicated to artists from the Romantic era and their works. The museum's exhibition covers nine rooms that cover the ti
  12. Zoo Dresden12

    Zoo Dresden

    The Dresden Zoo (Zoo Dresden) is a zoo in Dresden in Germany that is Germany's fourth oldest zoo, opened in 1861. The Dresden Zoo is located in the Großer Garten, a city park in Dresden. The zoo is home to around 3,000 animals representing around 400 species. The zoo is especially known for its Asia
  13. Dresden Municipal Gallery and Art Collection13

    Dresden Municipal Gallery and Art Collection

  14. Dresden City Museum14

    Dresden City Museum

    The Dresden City Museum (Stadtmuseum Dresden) is the central city and local history museum of the Saxon capital Dresden in Germany. The museum is housed in the Landhaus and is dedicated to the more than 800-year history of the city. The permanent exhibition of the Dresden City Museum addresses vario
  15. Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry15

    Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry

    The Dresden Museum of Technology and Industry (Technische Sammlungen Dresden) is a museum in Dresden that is dedicated to the recent history of Dresden's economy. The museum houses and exhibits an extensive technical collection on around 6000 m² of exhibition space. The main themes in the Dresden Mu
  16. Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung16

    Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung

    Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung is a museum in Dresden that contains a puppet theater collection as well as a Museum of Saxon Folk Art. The puppet theater collection in Dresden is a collection of theater puppets from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, comprising more than
  17. Book Museum - SLUB17

    Book Museum - SLUB

    The Book Museum (Buchmuseum) of the Saxon State Library is a traditional literature museum in Dresden. The museum emerged from the Zimelienzimmer of the Royal Saxon Library. The exhibition of the Book Museum is located in the SLUB building and is divided into a permanent exhibition in the so-called
  18. Erich Kästner Museum18

    Erich Kästner Museum

    The Erich Kästner Museum is a museum in Dresden that is dedicated to the German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist Erich Kästner. Kästner was known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives. The museum focuses on Kästner's early
  19. Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum19


    The Carl-Maria-von-Weber Museum is a music museum in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. The museum is dedicated to the life and work of German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic Carl Maria von Weber and is located in her former summer residence. A permanent exhibitio
  20. Railway Museum20

    Railway Museum

    Eisenbahnmuseum Bw Dresden-Altstadt is a railway museum in Dresden. It is located at The Bahnbetriebswerk Dresden-Altstadt, a former railway depot in Dresden. of which only a few parts of the original facility exists. The actual stock of the Dresden-Altstadt Railway Museum includes various steam loc

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