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