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The historical Green Vault

The Green Vault is one of Europe’s most sumptuous treasure chambers. Here the Saxon king August the Strong realized his vision of a baroque synthesis of the arts expressing wealth and absolutist power as well. About 3,000 items are on display within the reconstructed interior of the years 1732/33: not in showcases, but like in former times standing free on consoles in front of gorgeous display walls or on pompous tables in Renaissance and Baroque halls. In this incomparable setting, the single piece of art recedes behind the opulent interior and sums up to an overwhelming splendor. The tour culminates in the Jewel Room presenting the jewel sets of August the Strong and his son.
The famous collection of the Wettin electors returned to its historic home in the Dresden Royal Palace and re-opened to the public on the occasion of the city’s 800th anniversary in 2006.
When: 9/9/2009, 10.30 a.m., 9/10/2009, 4.30 p.m.
Price (incl. entrance and self-guided audio tour): 20 EUR
Duration: app. 1 hour
Please note: Each group will be limited to a maximum of 40 persons. For the visit of the Historical Green Vault a time-ticket is mandatory and to purchase in advance.
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