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Old Masters Picture Gallery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zwinger Dresden: Entry Ticket

1. Zwinger Dresden: Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Zwinger in Dresden and gain access to the Zwinger’s Old Masters Picture Gallery, the Sculpture Collection, the Porcelain Collection, and the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments. Explore Dresden Zwinger’s various galleries and collections and marvel at an ensemble of gardens and a fountain, considered one of Germany’s most important Baroque architectures. The name Zwinger refers to the original position of the complex, between the inner and outer fortress wall.

Dresden: Semperoper and Old Masters Picture Gallery

2. Dresden: Semperoper and Old Masters Picture Gallery

Take a tour of the elegant Semperoper in Dresden, and discover its impressive story. Admire the reconstruction, learn about its acoustics, and tales of its history. Afterward, head to the Old Masters Picture Gallery and discover the sculpture collection up to the 1800s. Meet your guide at the doors and tour the Semperoper, discovering the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style. Learn about the original-plan reconstruction and listen to background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. You can enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. Once you felt the acoustics for yourself, enjoy a guided tour of the Old Masters Picture Gallery. After seven years of partial closure, the famous 19th-century Semper Building at the Zwinger shines in new splendor. For the first time, the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Sculpture Collection up to 1800 are presented together in the extensively renovated museum building. The concept of the new permanent exhibition follows a geographical division according to schools and focuses on individual main themes of the respective period. Gaze upon world-famous masterpieces such as Raphael's "Sistine Madonna", Rembrandt's Ganymede or Bernardo Bellotto's Dresden Vedute form fixed points. Then, immerse into an important collection of antiquities is on display in the sculpture hall.

Dresden: Old Master Picture Gallery Guided Tour and Ticket

3. Dresden: Old Master Picture Gallery Guided Tour and Ticket

Discover a vast collection of European paintings on a guided tour of Dresden's most famous museum, the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Discover some of the world's most important collections of paintings from the late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Admire the exquisite masterpieces by Dürer, Cranach, Rubens, Raffael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Bellotto, Veronese, Titian, and many others in outstanding quality. Get an overview of the main works from your guide and explore details such as secret messages in the paintings, production techniques in the Egyptian period, the painters themselves, and their living environment and clients. After the tour, you'll have time to explore the gallery and sculpture collection at your own leisure.

Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

4. Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the museums at the Zwinger - at an attractive combined price. This includes a visit to the newly re-opened Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. Discover Dresden with a 2-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Start your tour at the first bus stop where you will exchange your voucher for additional tickets. Your 2-day ticket also includes a Night Watchman walking tour, an Old Town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location: Postplatz/Kronentor Zwinger. The Zwinger is a popular destination for visitors to Dresden. Created as a magnificent festival site in the heyday of the Baroque period, it now houses magnificent collections and treasures. Your ticket gives you skip-the-line access. In the Zwinger, find the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon" and the porcelain collection. The Highlight is the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, which re-opened in February 2020 after 7 years of renovation. Marvel at Raphael's masterpiece "Sistine Madonna" and a sculpture collection up to the year 1800.

Dresden Regio Card for 1, 2, or 3 Days

5. Dresden Regio Card for 1, 2, or 3 Days

Explore the capital of Saxony the easy way with the Dresden Regio Card. Experience the culture and leisure, concerts and restaurants of the city. Take advantage of free travel on local buses, trams, and trains in Dresden and the surrounding area as well as discounts at museums and other tourist attractions such as bus tours, walking tours, concerts, theatre, gastronomy, and shopping. Choose between the Dresden Regio Card and the Regio Card Plus for individuals or families. Examples of discounts: Museums and exhibitions Dresden Transport Museum (- €1) Dresden City Museum (- €1) Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum (- €1) Schiller Pavilion (free) Asisi Panometer Dresden (-€1.50) Many more City tours Bus tour with 22 stops (- €2) Comedy Tour Dresden (- €7) Tour of the Semperoper Dresden (- €1.00) Tasty Dresden – Culinary Guided Tour (- €1) Walking tour of the Dresden Information (- €2) Concerts and theatre Herkuleskeule (-10%) Staatsschauspiel (-10%) Dresden Frauenkirche (-20%) Many more Leisure activities in Dresden Dresden Zoo (- €1) Dresden Suspension Railway (- €1.50) Dresden Frauenkirche Tower (- €2) Many more Leisure activities in the region Karl-May-Museum Radebeul (- €0.50) Wackerbarth Castle wine tour (-10%) Guided tour of Meissen (- €1.50) Radebeul–Radeburg railway (-50%) Kirnitzschtal tramway (-50%) Lessing Museum Kamenz (- €1.50) Many more You also receive discounts on dining options. You can also purchase the Dresden Regio Card Plus for 2 days. This includes additional discounts for the Dresden State Art Collections. Dresden Regio Card Plus Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (- €10) Dresden Porcelain Collection (- €6) Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments (- €6) New Green Vault (- €12) Turkish Chamber (- €12) Dresden Armory (- €12) Coin Cabinet (- €12) Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs (- €12) Hausmannsturm (- €12) Galerie Neue Meister (- €10) Sculpture Collection (- €10) Exhibition hall of the Lipsiusbau (- €5) Dresden Museum of Ethnology (free) Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection (- €5) Wine Experience World Meissen (-10%)

Dresden: City Walk and Old Master Gallery Guided Tour

6. Dresden: City Walk and Old Master Gallery Guided Tour

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide who brings the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, experience the vigor of the Renaissance, and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace ,and the Procession of Princes and Stallhof. Arrive finally at Dresden Cathedral and follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche. After your walking tour through Dresden Oldtown, embark on a guided tour through the Old Master Gallery inside the Zwinger, with time to explore on your own afterward. Experience European paintings on an entertaining tour of the most famous museum in Dresden. The Old Masters Picture Gallery is one of the world's most important collections of paintings from the late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Enjoy exquisite masterpieces by Dürer, Cranach, Rubens, Raffael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Bellotto, Veronese, Titian and many others. Listen to your guide provide a thorough overview of the main works and exciting details, explaining the production techniques of the time. Revel in interesting background information about the painters and their living environment, clients, and secret messages in the paintings complete the tour.

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What people are saying about Old Masters Picture Gallery

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 787 reviews

A journey through the centuries of art. From Cranach to Rubens, from Rembrandt to Raphael (with his famous Sistine Madonna)… classic sculptures of characters from ancient Rome. 3 large and full floors of art in an inspiring structure in the center of Dresden.

The three exhibitions are worth seeing. I find it amazing how much knowledge people had in earlier centuries.

Fast service and good deals for visiting a city. Pleasing quick overview with all important information.

Ztrávila jsem zde 4 pěkné hodiny. Až bude nádvoří opraveno, bude na Zwingeru ještě hezčí prohlídka.

It's pretty big. But worth it to see Madonna etleast