The palaces, castles and gardens of Saxony

Dresden Royal Palace

Royal seat and cultural center of the Saxon capital: Dresden Royal Palace  tells of almost 800 years of history. Severly damaged durch World War II, the restored and reconstructed palace houses the Dresden State Art Collections today.  

Dresden Royal Palace is home to the world-famous Green Vault, the Turkish Chamber, the Giants' Hall accomodating the Armory, the Coin Cabinet and the Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

The façades of the Great Castle Courtyard show the demanding art of Sgraffito in an exemplary way.

Overarched by a seemingly hovering roof construction made of transparent plastic pillows, the Small Castle Courtyard recounts of bold Renaissance architecture. 

Not far from the castle, 25,000 tiles of Meissen Porcelain form a 102-meter-long parade of the Saxon rulers - the Procession of Princes, the most famous mural of Saxony. On its rear, there is the Dresden Stable Yard. Enclosed by arched collonades and several historic buildings, the courtyard provides the perfect backdrop for a medieval Christmas fair every December. 

Benefits with the schloesserlandPASS

Reduced admission to the permanent exhibition
ermäßigter Eintritt auf das gesamte Ticket »Residenzschloss« (keine Einzelmuseen, Historisches Grünes Gewölbe ausgenommen)
Further benefits
kostenfreier Aufstieg auf den Hausmannsturm am Residenzschloss Dresden (geöffnet April bis Oktober)

Arrival & map

Arrival information:


Dresden Royal Palace

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
MSU Museumsladen GmbH

Mietanfragen bitte an +49 (0) 351 4914-2360

Taschenberg 2 | 01067 Dresden

Cooperation partner of the Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten gemeinnützige GmbH

+49 (0) 351 4914-2000

More information available at:

Opening hours

Opening hours can be found at

Subject to modifications.

Ticket rates

  • Full rate 12,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 9,00 EUR

Ticket rates can be found at

Your schloesserlandPASS applies here (except in the Historical Green Vault):


  • Reduced rate

Ascension of the Hausmannsturm 

  • free of charge

Subject to modifications.