Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) - State Art Collections Dresden

Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden

Tel. : +49 (0) 351 49142000

Fax : +49 (0) 351 49142001


For more then 450 years the collections have been displaying a unique abundance of world-class works of art. The Porcelain Museum in the Zwinger is the world's biggest museum of its kind. Raphael's Sistine Madonna adorns the Old Masters Gallery. The "Green Vault" accommodates probably the most significant treasury in the world. The "Türckische Cammer" presents the most famous Ottoman collection in Germany.

With master works including Raphael’s "Sistine Madonna", Giorgione’s "Sleeping Venus", Correggio’s "Holy Night", Cranach’s "St. Catherine Altar", Vermeer’s "Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window" and Bellotto’s views of Dresden, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister enjoys a reputation that is international in scope. Other widely-known paintings by such artists as Van Eyck, Dürer, Holbein, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Murillo, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Raeburn and Graff lead visitors to in-depth contemplation. Indeed, the collection of the Gemäldegalerie is a rare treasure trove. The collection is housed in the gallery building next to the Zwinger.


Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Separate entrance for wheelchair users
  • Accompanying person is asked to register at the box office (3 steps), alternatively use bell behind gallery (at the restaurant "Alte Meister"), accessible without steps
  • Indoor lift: Door 88 cm
  • Public toilet for wheelchair users: Door 80 cm, 170x220 cm in front of and 86 cm beside the toilet

  • 1 rental wheelchair available
  • Guided tours for blind, visually impaired or deaf guests and visitors with learning difficulties on request

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Accessibility Information

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp


Operating elements with a height of > 115 cm are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space inside elevator min. 110 x 140 cm

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 80 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 130 x 130 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 80 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for deaf and hearing-impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities