Zwinger und Semperbau
Zwinger und Semperbau

Zwinger und Semperbau

Geöffnet Di - So 1 - 18 Uhr
Sophienstraße, Dresden, 01067

The basics

The Zwinger complex has a sculpture-encrusted exterior, grand fountains, and gardens, and hosts several art collections; the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery), Skulpturensammlung (Sculpture Collection), the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Mathematical and Physical Salon), and the Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Collection). The Zwinger and Semperbau are a highlight of any Dresden visit. The site additionally features on numerous sightseeing itineraries, including walking tours, hop-on hop-off bus tours, bike tours, and private excursions.

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Things to know before you go

  • Tickets to the Zwinger can be booked online in advance, and entitle you to visit its four major exhibition areas. Kids aged 17 and under visit for free.

  • It is forbidden to bring large coats and other bulky items into the museum; they should be left in the museum’s cloakroom.

  • Wheelchair users can access the Zwinger complex through the Crown Gate or Glockenspiel Pavilion; its exhibition spaces are accessible, and disabled toilets are hosted in the courtyard.

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How to get there

The Zwinger complex is located at Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden. It’s 15 minutes on foot from Dresden Mitte, a regional train station, and 20 minutes on foot from the Dresden Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main station. The area is also served by numerous bus and train lines.

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When to get there

The Zwinger is open every day except Mondays, from morning until early evening. The museum also hosts a range of temporary exhibitions, so it’s worth revisiting it to see what’s on. It may also be worth extending your visit; classical musical performances are regularly held in the evening at the Zwinger Palace’s Wallpavillon.

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What to look out for at the Zwinger and Semperbau

The Zwinger and Semperbau are home to a wealth of timeless masterpieces. Collection highlights include canvases by Rubens, Rembrandt, and Raphael; a 450-year-old astronomical clock; a 13th-century Islamic globe; an 18th-century Chinese porcelain lantern; and much more.

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