The Dresden Fortress Museum

Allow yourself to be carried away to a lesser-known part of Dresden’s town history. Behind the mighty walls, you will come across the 400-year-old Brick Gate, the last preserved town gate of the former Saxon residence town, and other sights.

Models of what used to be the fortified complex demonstrate the defense strategy of Dresden’s bastioned fortification. Apart from the old town moat bridge, there are mainly the cannon and flank yards of the small bastion and the huge casemates that are of special interest.

Visitors can also expect to see a foundry, a »fortress intercom«, an old »water closet«, a spiral staircase with old stonemasons’ marks, a flood gate and many other interesting discoveries.

We invite our visitors to experience town history at the Dresden Fortress Museum with all their senses, as there is quite a lot of history to hear about, smell or feel. Visitors can explore the complex on their own using an audio guide (in German, English, Czech, Polish, Russian or Japanese).


Dresden Fortress

Georg-Treu-Platz 1 | 01067 Dresden

+49 (0) 351 4383703-20