Dresden classics

Dresden City Guide: Albertinum
Blick in die Skulpturenhalle des Albertinums (© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/Foto: David Brandt, 2010)


Historical and contemporary works of art are displayed in this famous museum.

The flood of 2002 washed out the store rooms of the Albertinum on the Brühlsche Terrasse – and was a blessing in disguise. Because the entire famous museum high above the Elbe was thereupon completely modernized. In 2010, the museum reopened in new glory in a flood-proof building designed by the architects of Büro Staab; the premises include glazed storage areas. The highlights: the gallery of New Masters and the Sculpture Collection). On display is an array of paintings ranging from 19th century pieces by Caspar David Friedrich, via East German paintings, to works by Gerhard Richter. The collection of sculpture extends from Rodin to contemporary works by Thomas Scheibitz. Crowned by fantastic vaulted arches, a combined selection of historical and contemporary pieces are on view together here.


Address: Tzschirnerplatz 2, Dresden, opening hours: Tues. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; please consult the Albertinum Website for information about the opening hours on public holidays.

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Semperbau and Porzellansammlung, Zwinger (1), Residenzschloss with Kupferstichkabinett (2), Green Vault in the Residenzschloss (3), Albertinum (4), Kunsthalle in Lipsiusbau (5), Kunsthaus Dresden/Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst (6), Motorenhalle (7)