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Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe)

Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe)
The Green Vault, Dresden

The famous Green Vault in Dresden – founded in around 1560 by Elector Augustus – is Europe's richest, most magnificent treasure chamber museum. Since it reopened in 2006, visitors to the Royal Palace can once again admire the collected treasures of the Electors and Kings of Saxony in an even more splendid setting.

Treasure chamber of the Electors and Kings of Saxony: The secret repository comprising seven rooms was established ~ 1550. It is thought to have become known as the Green Vault after 1572 because of the malachite green on some of the architectural elements. The collection here includes masterpieces of jewelery and goldsmithery, exquisite amber and ivory treasures, jeweled vessels and elaborate bronze statuettes. The New Green Vault is on the first floor of the west wing; the Historical Green Vault is on the ground floor. The priceless treasures in the historical rooms are displayed on wall consoles and ornamental tables, allowing visitors to experience the splendors of the treasure chamber, in itself a baroque work of art, at close quarters.

Hours: Open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 am - 7pm (last admittance at 6 pm).

Admission: For the old green vault, Please note that a ticket reservation is necessary.The number of visitors is restricted to 100 persons per hour with regard to the mode in which the exhibition is presented. Admission is at a fixed time, on the full and the half hour, with a time frame of 15 minutes. Fee: 12 € (incl. advance booking fee and audio-guide) per visitor,. There are no reductions except for children under 7 years and severly handicapped admitted free. The new green vault, does not require a reservation or ticket.

[ Source: http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/culture_and_events/museums_tlmuseum-id1069-fstadt_museum_main.htm ]

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Address: Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden
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