In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.


The oldest museum in the famous Baroque complex of the Dresden Zwinger shows in its permanent exhibition and special exhibitions an array of devices used over past centuries for measuring the world.

Permanent exhibition

Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon

The Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon has been housed in the Zwinger since 1728 and counts among the oldest collections of historical instruments worldwide.

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The Wondrous Course of the Planets

The astronomical clock, which has been in Dresden since its completion 450 years ago, represents the culmination of a centuries-old tradition.

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Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Langgalerie, Der Kosmos des F
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Hans Christian Krass
Special exhibition by the Mathematisch-Physikalische Salon

The Key to Life

500 Years of Mechanical Figural Automata

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Figurenautomat "Krebs", Augsburg, um 1590
© Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Foto: Michael Lange


Further Exhibitions


im Zwinger

Teekanne aus Porzellan


im Schloss Pillnitz

gelber Kasten mit vier Füßen


im Residenzschloss

Münzen, Medaillen und Orden
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