Supported by four pillars, the English Stairway truly is a regal way to enter what is now the Gallery of the Electors. The aptly named room immortalises the Electors of Saxony and royal members of the Albertine branch of the House of Wettin dynasty that once resided in the palace. Majestically presented on a long wall of red silk, the noble stares of the Electors can leave visitors wondering who is viewing who.
Approximately 40 metres in length, the festively decorated gallery includes painted portraits of the princes and the few princesses, while Saxony's kings are remembered by way of busts. The pieces, including works by Heinrich Göding, Zacharias Wehme, Louis de Silvestre, Pietro Graf Rotari (workshop) and Ernst Rietschel, are on permanent loan from the Old Master's Picture Gallery, the Rüst Chamber and the State Art Collection Dresden's sculpture collection.
- Gala gatherings and dinners
- Company celebrations
Banquet/table seating: 170 people
Standing receptions: 180 people
Public subterranean car park but arrival via bus transfer or a 15 minute walk is recommended