Touring Germany’s number one cultural destination soon reveals how varied Saxony’s history of art is. For 2019, the art agenda looks particularly promising. Saxony’s capital Dresden continues its long-term commitment of rebuilding its art icons, one by one. Towards the end of the year, the Old Masters Picture Gallery, home to Raphael’s famous “Sistine Madonna”, as well as the Sculpture Collection in Dresden’s Zwinger Palace will reopen following a complete refurbishment. Equally exciting is the reopening of the west wing of Dresden’s Royal Palace, which forms the core of the former residence of Saxony’s royal nobility from the House of Wettin.