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Historical Green Vault - State Art Collections Dresden

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As one of Europe's richest treasure vaults of world renown, the Green Vault offers its visitors around 3.000 pieces of art combined with festive architecture.

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.


Historical Green Vault - State Art Collections Dresden
Taschenberg 2
01067 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0) 351 49142000
Fax: +49 (0) 351 49142001
Website: www.skd.museum

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