Dresden Armoury Museum

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    Originating from weapons owned by Saxon Dukes and Electors, the Dresden Armoury has one of the most valuable collections of weapons and armoury in the world. It unites the masterpieces of armourers, artists and artisans from all corners of Europe and the Orient and includes around 10,000 ceremonial weapons including armour, helmets, shields, swords, rapiers and daggers, sabres and maces, pistols and rifles. The exhibition also includes riding equipment, ceremonial clothes and works of art works as well as portraits which are largely from the 16th to 18th century and come from the collection of the Wettin Elector.

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    Dresden Armoury Museum
    Residenzschloss, Taschenberg 2
    01067 Dresden
    Tel: 0351 49142000
    Web: www.skd.museum
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