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This first-rate Dresden attraction is one of Germany's greatest museums. As one of the twelve buildings that comprise the Dresden State Art Collection, the Albertinum is dedicated to holding that collection's New Masters Gallery, Coin Collection and Sculpture Collection. In the New Masters Gallery, you will find paintings by 19th- and 20th-century masters. Well represented here are German Romantics such as Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus, Ernst Ferdinand Oehme and Ludwig Richter; but you will also find works by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists such as Degas, Monet, van Gogh, etc. as well as German expressionists and contemporary art.
The sculpture collection spans five millennia and contains work originating from the Near East to Western Europe. Particularly prized is the collection of Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, which is extensive. Lastly, in the Coin Cabinet are over 300,000 coins and medals, badges and decorations, banknotes, historical bonds, models, seals, coin and medal dies and coin-making machines and devices.
Admission to all of Dresden's State Museums costs 12 euros and lasts an entire day. Reduced-price admission is 7 euros. People under the age of 27 can apply for a Kult-Tour Card, which costs 15 euros and is good for free admission to all State Museums for one year as well as reduced prices on other cultural attractions like the Opera.
Note: Beginning in January, 2006, the Albertinum will be closed indefinitely for renovation.