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Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments

Museum · Dresden Elbland · 113 m · open today
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Timepieces, concave mirrors, globes, land surveying instruments and much more - the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments is a mixture of physics laboratory and treasure chamber. Founded by Augustus the Strong in 1724, the salon served the electors and kings not so much for collecting select instruments, but rather for their research, further development and utilization. The watch industry in Glashütte has its starting point here, as does the TU Dresden.

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Update: October 18, 2021

Public transport

Streetcar lines 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12 and bus lines 62, 94 to Postplatz

Barrier-free access:

Step-free access is available via Theaterplatz and via Zwingerhof (elevator next to the entrance to the museums).


51.053252, 13.732767
51°03'11.7"N 13°43'58.0"E
33U 411182 5656510
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Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments

Theaterplatz 1
01067 Dresden
Phone 0351 49142000

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