Japanisches Palais

Dresden, Germany

Japanisches Palais (Japanese Palace) is a Baroque building in Dresden on the Neustadt bank of the river Elbe. Built in 1715, it was extended from 1729 until 1731 to store the Japanese porcelain collection of Augustus the Strong that is now part of the Dresden Porcelain Collection. However, it was never used for this purpose, and instead served as a library. The palace is a work of architects Pöppelmann, Longuelune and de Bodt.

The Japanisches Palais was partly destroyed during the allied bombing raids on 13 February 1945, but was reconstructed in the 1950s and 1960s. The final reconstruction work continued until 1987. Today, it houses three museums: the Museum of Ethnology Dresden, the State Museum for Pre-History and the Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden.



Your name

More Information



4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

J W (13 months ago)
A pretty place with very interesting Asian building details. There are some contemporary exhibitions.
Grace Murphy (15 months ago)
Was a nice experience but I was honestly a bit confused as to what the overall theme of the museum was. Some of the art just wasn’t my style but others might love it!
Reza Kazempour (17 months ago)
Great place for spending time with friends, reading books and enjoying sunny day Pros: Next to Elbe Nice greenish view Furnitures Store Cons: No toilets around People are playing games with balls that may hit you…
Diaa Abulyazeed Soliman (17 months ago)
Could be better, but the experience is not bad.
Bianca Machado (2 years ago)
Occasionally it has some cool free art exhibitions.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Broch of Gurness

The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village. Settlement here began sometime between 500 and 200 BC. At the centre of the settlement is a stone tower or broch, which once probably reached a height of around 10 metres. Its interior is divided into sections by upright slabs. The tower features two skins of drystone walls, with stone-floored galleries in between. These are accessed by steps. Stone ledges suggest that there was once an upper storey with a timber floor. The roof would have been thatched, surrounded by a wall walk linked by stairs to the ground floor. The broch features two hearths and a subterranean stone cistern with steps leading down into it. It is thought to have some religious significance, relating to an Iron Age cult of the underground.

The remains of the central tower are up to 3.6 metres high, and the stone walls are up to 4.1 metres thick.