Through careful restoration and partial reconstruction, the Historisches Grünes Gewölbe, which was largely destroyed in the Second World War, has been returned to its former glory. In keeping with the splendid architecture, around 3,000 masterpieces of the jeweller’s and the goldsmith’s art, as well as precious objects made of amber and ivory, gemstone vessels and bronze statuettes are presented without showcases in front of ornate mirrored display walls. With this Treasury Chamber, created between 1723 and 1730, August the Strong realised his vision of a Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk as an expression of wealth and absolutist power. Even at that time, he presented his treasures to a select public, thus establishing it as one of Europe’s oldest museums. However, it was not just his contemporaries who were impressed: over the centuries, and now again, visitors have always been fascinated and enthralled! The visit of the Historical Green Vault is only possible with a timed ticket.
Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:
- All areas of the exhibitions are accessible without steps
- Public toilet for wheelchair users: Door 100 cm, 300x130 cm in front of and 109 cm beside the toilet, only 1 collapsible handhold on the left
- Guided tours for blind, visually impaired or deaf guests and visitors with learning difficulties on request
- Admission to the Historic Green Vault only with timed tickets. That means the ticket allows you to enter within a certain time frame
- The time frame will be determined during the advance booking or while purchasing a ticket at the ticket office