Green Vault

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Taschenberg 2, Dresden, Germany
www.skd.museum - 0351 49 14 85 9

Green Vault Dresden Reviews

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Neues Grünes Gewölbe - New Green Vault Apr 22, 2017
This incredible collection of jewelleries and other works of art is definitely a "must see" in Dresden. Most of the pieces date from the Renaissance and Baroque era.

Some of the unique masterworks of art were made by the Dinglinger brothers, e.g. the Golden Coffee Set (1701) and the "Royal Court in Delhi at Grand Mogul Aureng Zeb's Birthday" (1701-08) - (picture 1). The latter consists of 137 figures with more than 3000 diamonds, rubins, smaragds and pearls.

For decades after WWII there had been a temporary exhibition in the Albertinum which was closed when the pieces were moved to the Royal Palace some years ago. The historical (original) rooms in the Royal Palace were restored and reopened, too. This tip is about the NEW Green Vault. It is located on the Royal Palace's second floor in modern style designed rooms. About 40% of the pieces are on display here, for the rest you'll have to go the Historic Green Vault.

A personal opinion: The pieces displayed in the New Green Vault are definitely masterpieces of craftmanship and IMO of even higher quality/more interesting than those in the Historical Green Vault ... but it takes too much time to watch each one and take all in what you see. So you may leave the exhibition tired if you try to see everything. Pick the most famous pieces only.

My favourite pieces are the two mentioned above, of course, the carved cherry stones, the reticulated glass plates, the naturally green diamond, the model ship carved from ivory.

Open Wed - Mon 10 - 18 h.

Admission is 12 Euro, this also includes the other museums in the Royal Palace except the Historical Green Vault.
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docdotcalm24vt says:
Reminds me of the collection in Vienna. Nice work!
Posted on: May 29, 2017
german_eagle says:
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Posted on: May 08, 2017
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Historisches Grünes Gewölbe - Historic Green Vault Apr 22, 2017
The Historic Green Vault is a stunning collection of jewellery. "Historic" describes the difference to the New Green Vault - here you can see the items in their (almost) original surroundings, most of these Baroque rooms were NOT destroyed in the bombing in 1945. After thorough restoration - and some reconstruction, too - the stunning jewelleries and other pieces of art are back on display - not behind glass as usual, but free in the rooms. This causes restrictions in the number of visitors. You either buy a timed ticket long in advance online (small reservation fee applies) or you show up at the ticket office in the Royal Palace early that day and hope you catch one of the few (about 200, I think) tickets that are sold for the same day. During peak season (holidays e.g.) I highly recommend to book in advance.

Included in the admission fee of 12 Euro is an audio guide in several languages. If you book in advance they charge another fee of 2 Euro or so on top of the admission. You need to check your coat and ALL bags (lockers available), then show up at the entrance of the Historic Green Vault (ground floor) 15 minutes before the time printed on your ticket.

Open Wed - Mon 10 - 18 h.
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german_eagle says:
Thanks, Victor!
Posted on: Apr 23, 2017
vicIII says:
It is a great place indeed...
Posted on: Apr 23, 2017

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