Schloss & Park Pillnitz

Schloss & Park Pillnitz, Dresden: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Schloss & Park Pillnitz Reviews: 4.5/5

Schloss & Park Pillnitz
4.5
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Once a pleasure palace and later summer residence of the Saxon royals, it used to be the venue for many weddings and festivities back in Augustus the Strong’s time. Museums moved into the Palace in the 20th century and the Palace Park is the city’s most beautiful recreational resort for both Dresdeners and tourists from all over the world. Situated only about 15 km from the city center of the Saxon state capital of Dresden, the Pillnitz Palace & Park is regarded one of the most important chinoise palace estates throughout Europe. The ensemble of architecture and landscaping lies before the backdrop of the vineyards, harmoniously embedded in the riverscape of the Elbe River valley. With such diversity, it is thought to be a perfect destination for lovers of culture and gardens and for families.
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2-3 hours
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Jesper F
Prague, Czech Republic14 contributions
Great - even on a rainy day
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great place to visit! Loved it though it was a rainy day. Park and castle is beautiful, and the exhibitions are (more or less) interesting. Still a lot of restoring to be done, but certainly worth a visit. The garden and location is absolutely amazing.
Written August 2, 2021
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Candace B
Bay City, TX85 contributions
IMPRESSIVE SQUARE of CASTLE Buildings--LACKING CARE
Sep 2019
Had to drive into countryside to see this impressive huge square of palace buildings with WELL CARED FOR GARDEN in middle.

When we walked up, I thought this is going to be something to see. The buildings are beautiful and so was the GARDEN in the middle.

But as we entered EVERY building, it was a DISAPPOINTMENT. Not much to see inside each one and VERY run-down and NOT cared for.

Wish they could do something to make it worth a visit!!!
Written November 3, 2019
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Dear Candace, we are very sorry to hear that you did not find your stay at Pillnitz Palace & Park satisfying. Concerning the restorations: I can ensure you that reconstructions and restorations take place constantly. In the last few years all the palaces have been renovated; the planning for renovation of the interiors of the New Palace is in progress. In recent years the fountain basin, the paths in the park, the palm house and much more has been renewed.
Written November 12, 2019
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Trevor W
34 contributions
Lovel walk and experience around the gardens.
Aug 2019
Part of Ledger tour. Very enjoyable afternoon. Fabulous bakery selling cakes sandwhiches and ice cream and coffee. Lots to see.
Written August 31, 2019
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Kitty M
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands9 contributions
A nice visit out of town!
Jul 2019 • Friends
We took the 2 days Stadhrundfaht plus Pillnitz (additional Eur 5 only) and loved it!
It gives you the chance to get out of the crowd, see some countryside, and intersting to see. The gardens are beautiful, exotic.
Written July 19, 2019
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Chris D
Plymouth, UK178 contributions
Large gardens with many interesting areas
Jun 2019 • Couples
Arrived on a steam paddle-steamer from Dresden and makes a good day out.Home of the Saxon Kings and the history is fascinating.
Written June 22, 2019
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shellyb72
Tucson71 contributions
Huge let down
Jun 2019
I had much greater expectations after seeing other beautiful castles in the area. We really didn’t see any rooms restored to their original purposes. Instead there were some weird furniture exhibitions, many that didn’t even fit with the time. The grounds were pretty, as were the outsides of the buildings, but that’s about it. Weesenstein, though smaller and less known is close by and for us a much better outing. I really don’t u defat and the popularity of this place.
Written June 17, 2019
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Allectus C
Coburg, Germany23 contributions
Nice place not only in spring or summer
May 2019 • Couples
Big and diverse garden full of exotic trees, nice castle on the riverside of the Elbe, Good connection to public transport, highly recommended.
Written June 1, 2019
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Coach T
Charleston, WV1,308 contributions
Absolutely Stunning!
Jun 2018 • Business
Take some time and wonder around the castle and park, it is well worth it. The views are amazing and will leave you breathless as you take a stroll around the grounds. The castle, itself, has so much to appreciate and gaze at. You will not be disappointed.
Written May 29, 2019
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watsonmelmore
Stanton, UK87 contributions
Summer palace
May 2019 • Couples
This was the summer palace of King Augustus situated on the banks of the Elbe. It was built in Chinese style as was fashionable at that time. Getting here is easy from Dresden by train or tram and you take the small ferry across the Elbe. Do look around the gardens and especially at the camellia tree which is very old and has a moveable greenhouse so it survives the winter. The boat that brought Augustus along the Elbe from his palaces in Dresden is in the grounds too.
Written May 29, 2019
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jpdk
Vejle, Denmark249 contributions
Wonderful castle outside Dresden
Mar 2019 • Solo
This wonderful castle outside Dresden, is a sure surviver, has survived all wars, been flodded many times and also survived the GDR and the communisme. The Tourist hop on hop off bus, will take you there, for a 3 hour visit
Written March 28, 2019
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