Through careful restoration and partial reconstruction one of Europe's richest treasuries the Historic Green Vault, which was largely destroyed in the Second World War, has been returned to its former glory. In keeping with the splendid architecture, around 3,000 masterpieces of the jeweler's and the goldsmith's art, as well as precious objects made of amber and ivory, gemstone vessels and elegant bronze statuettes are presented without showcases in front of ornate mirrored display walls.
Tickets for the Historic Green Vault should be booked ahead as a restricted number of visitors are allowed each day. Entry into the museum is through an airlocked door in order to minimise dust.
(All photos copyright Dresden State Art Collections)