Neues Grünes Gewölbe


The New Green Vault presents some 1000 objects in 10 modern rooms. Key sights include a frigate fashioned from ivory with wafer-thin sails, a cherry pit with 185 faces carved into it, and an exotic ensemble of 132 gem-studded figurines representing a royal court in India. The artistry of each item is dazzling. To avoid the worst crush of people, visit during lunchtime.

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1. Residenzschloss

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2. Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

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3. Katholische Hofkirche

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4. Porzellansammlung

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5. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

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6. Semperoper

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7. Zwinger

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8. Frauenkirche

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