The Green Vault

Local nameHistorisches Grünes Gewölbe
LocationDresden, Deutschland

The Green Vault is a museum located in Dresden, Germany, which contains the largest treasure collection in Europe. The museum was founded in 1723 by Augustus the Strong of Poland and Saxony, and it features a variety of exhibits in styles from Baroque to Classicism. The Green Vault is named after the formerly malachite green painted column bases and capitals of the initial rooms. It has some claim to be the oldest museum in the world; it is older than the British Museum, opened in 1759, but the Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg, Russia was opened in 1714 and the Vatican Museums date their foundation to the public display of the newly excavated Laocoön group in 1506.

After the bombing of Dresden during World War II, the Green Vault was completely restored. Today, its treasures are shown in two exhibitions: The Historic Green Vault is famous for its splendors of the historic treasure chamber as it existed in 1733, while the New Green Vault focuses the attention on each individual object in…

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Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket from 16 USD
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Green Vault exhibitions and parts of the Royal Castle:
Full: €21
Children (under 17): free

Only Historic Green Vault:
Full: €12
Children (under 17): free

New Green Vault and parts of Royal Castle:
Full: €12
Reduced: €9
Children (under 17): free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +49 351 49142000

Address Taschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Coordinates 51°3'9.436" N 13°44'10.643" E

Tours and activities: The Green Vault

Royal Castle Dresden: General Admission Ticket

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Dresden: Walking Tour and Historical Green Vault Ticket

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from 32 USD

Dresden: 60-Min. Walking City Tour with Frauenkirche Concert

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