Mathematical-Physical Salon (Museum in the Zwinger Dresden)

The Mathematical-Physical Salon is one of the three large museums in the Zwinger of Dresden. Especially different scientific instruments from past centuries are exhibited.

The natural science museum is located in one wing of the kennel (see picture). It extends over 2 floors. Mainly measuring instruments are shown, but also globes and other things are shown.

The historical measuring instruments can be used to determine lengths, angles or weight, for example. Many instruments in the Mathematical-Physical Salon also originate from astronomy (telescopes, telescopes, models of the sky, etc.). A large number are dedicated to the development of the clock. The large burning glasses used to focus the heat and light of the sun in the museum are also very famous.

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The Mathematical Physical Salon is a very old museum with a long tradition. It has been in the Dresden Zwinger since the first half of the 18th century. The collection of scientific instruments of Prince August the Strong was the beginning. Until 2013 the salon was closed for a few years. It was extensively renovated and the exhibition was enlarged.

Admission fees Mathematical Physical Salon Dresden 2020

Adults pay 6 Euro entrance fee, the entrance fee with reduction is 4,50 Euro. You can buy a ticket for all 3 museums in the kennel, it costs 12 Euro. The other two museums are the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Porcelain Museum Dresden.

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Opening hours Mathematisch Physikalischer Salon Dresden 2020

The exhibition is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday is closing day.

Short, good film about the exhibition

Author: DresdenGuide

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