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“4,000 Artistic and Rare Treasures from one of the oldest Museums developed in 1700s”

Neues Grunes Gewolbe
Ranked #113 of 1,023 things to do in Saxony
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Have you seen cherry stone the size of a walnut with 185 individual faces carved into it? How about a goblet draped with diamonds with a elaborately carved dragon holding an ivory elephant? This is indeed an overwhelming example of opulence. Read up on the Grunes Gewolbe on wikipedia beforehand because the history of the collection is quite interesting. The audio tour was well worth it. Allow enough time. We had no problem getting tickets the day of travel, but we went right away to the ticket office. In the summer, you may need to get tickets ahead of time. Be sure to visit both the "timed" ticket and the "new" exhibit with open timing.

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

It is amazing for the sheer magnificence and opulence of its exhibits.What really stands out for me personally, is the Indian connection in some of the museum's grandest pieces.The depiction of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb's court, created by the Dresden jeweller Dinglinger has more than 4000 diamonds and other precious stones.The largest green diamond ever found which is known as the Dresden Green Diamond also originated in India and can be seen at the museum.What strikes me in my visits across European museums is the historical irony that the West used to shop for its bling from India, a couple of hundred years ago!How times change!

There are lots of beautiful ornaments and artifacts to see. They are wonderfully arranged and displayed.So do go with time in your hands, if you are someone who is into history, art and crafts.Our visit was somewhat hurried, since we had so much to see in Dresden, as we had bought the Dresden City Card(I do recommend it!) and not enough time.I would love to visit again for a more leisurely and informed tour of the museum.I also like that the museum does not allow any filming and are rather strict about it.That might put some folks off, so do keep that in mind, if you are planning to visit.

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Reviewed 5 October 2014

I recommend seeing both the historic Grünes Gewölbe as well as the Neues - both are of huge interest historically and artistically. In the historic vaults - which you need special timed tickets to see - you can get a good sense of how these collections were installed and to what purpose in the 18th century. However, in the Neues Grünes Gewölbe some of the absolute best objects have been put in wonderful state of the art cases so you can see them up close and with absolute clarity. The quality of the objects is mind-boggling, and the experience simply can't be summed up in a few words. There is so much to see - give yourself plenty of time! You will want at least ten minutes to soak in the details of the Throne of the Great Mogul - and I could happily spend an hour looking at nothing but this entrancing object. And enjoy the rest of the palace - the entire complex is fascinating and beautiful!

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Incredible artefacts, gems and treasures can be found here! The Grünes Gewölbe in Dresden is a unique historic museum and contains the largest collection of treasures ,it features a rich variety of marvels from the Baroque to Classicism. Well worth a visit when in Dresden.

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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We didn't go see the Historisches G G but Neues Grünes Gewölbe is really worth the cost of entry. Don't miss the Grand Moguls birthday party by Dinglinger, it's absolutely amazing!

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