The Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) is renowned worldwide as one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe. Here, between 1723 and 1730, Augustus the Strong realized the vision of a Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) as an expression of his wealth and power. After extensive restoration work completed in 2006, this treasury - badly damaged in the Second World War - once again shines in its former glory. Some 3,000 masterpieces of the jeweller's and goldsmith's art, precious objects in amber and ivory, jewelled vessels and bronze statuettes of high artistic quality are displayed not in glass cases but on consoles in front of richly decorated, mirrored walls. The highlight is the Jewel Room with the sets of jewels that belonged to Augustus the Strong and his son, a unique historical collection.
Wed to Mon 10 am to 6 pm, Tue closed
Advance ticket sales online at www.skd.museum and by phone at +49 (0)351 / 49 14 20 00, direct ticket sales at the museum cashier's desk Admission: Adults 14 EUR (incl. audio guide) plus 2 EUR advance ticket sale fee Free admission for children and teens up to and including the age of 16 (ticket with scheduled time slot required). Please note the limited visitor capacity and the access regulated by means of tickets with scheduled time slots, available through advance ticket sales; see above.
Audio guide (free) in DE, EN, FR, RU, IT, CS, JA, CN, TR, EL and Saxon) Please note that only a limited number of visitors are admitted at a given time and access is regulated by means of time tickets.
Owing to the elaborate nature of the presentation, no guided tours are possible in the Historic Green Vault. Audio guides are included in the ticket price.
Audio guide in DE, EN, FR, RU, IT, Tsch, JA, CN, TR, EL and Saxon)
handicapped accessible in all areas, handicapped accessible toilet