Museum of Decorative Arts

At the Riverside Palace, the topical focus is on Saxon and European arts and crafts of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The exhibition at the Hillside Palace emphases two main themes:

  • How were manufacture, design and sales influenced by industrialization?
  • How have the handicrafts changed from the 18th century to our present day?

In the east wing of the Hillside Palace, one can see how living and working in Dresden was newly defined around 1900 in a visionary way. The Show Depot of Hellerauer Werkstätten visualizes the development by way of an extensive inventory of furniture and so-called ‘smaller appliances’.

Historical rooms can be seen on both palaces.

  • The Yellow Tearoom dating from around 1900 in chinoise style
  • The Watteau Hall with murals à la Watteau by Dresden artist Christian Ernst Dietrich
  • Three rooms with walls designed by architect Christian Traugott Weinlig, dating from the last third of the 18th century.


Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Taschenberg 2
01067 Dresden

+(49) 351 49 14 - 2000