Please note that some exhibition rooms of the Mathematisch-Physiklaischer Salon are not accessible until 31 October 2021 due to technical reasons.


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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Presentation at Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon

On Kawara and the Grande Complication

Dialogue with the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann

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On Kawara, One Million Years: Past, 1970–71
© One Million Years Foundation, Courtesy One Million Years Foundation and David Zwirner

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


Further Exhibitions


in Zwinger

Teekanne aus Porzellan


in Schloss Pillnitz

gelber Kasten mit vier Füßen


in Residenzschloss

Münzen, Medaillen und Orden
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