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Pillnitz Castle & Park

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Beautiful formal gardens in a lovely setting by the Elbe

The Hop on Hop Off bus company offer a tour hear for €5 extra on your ticket so great value. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan W
Reading, United Kingdom
Beautiful castle and setting. not a lot to see inside but enough to keep half a day busy

Beautiful castle and setting. not a lot to see inside but enough to keep half a day busy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Claire C
Sydney, Australia
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A beautiful Baroque palace built by architect Pöppelmann.
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August-Boeckstiegel-Str. 2, 01326 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 2613260
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hop on Hop Off bus company offer a tour hear for €5 extra on your ticket so great value. We enjoyed wandering around the gardens but didn't visit the 'Castle" - closer to Chateau or Stately Home than I understand a castle to be...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful castle and setting. not a lot to see inside but enough to keep half a day busy. magnificent gardens

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most famous castles in Dresden, dating back to the 14th century. We took a guided tour bus from Dresden through a nice forested region that took us around 25-35 mins, in a leisurely trip of less than 20KM. We had...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this palace on the banks of the River Elbe is worth the journey from Dresden. The gardens were well laid out and very attractive and it is possible to spend a relaxing few hours just wandering through the extensive grounds. The palace...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Although this summer has been hot and no rain for months, the gardens around the Palace were stunning. We took a boat trip on the Elbe from Dresden to the Palace. It was so relaxing on the boat and then round the gardens. The Aperol...More

Thank Lesley E
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This huge palace is laid out like the Louvre, with a main section and 2 long wings spreading out away from it. The grounds are well worth spending an afternoon exploring - be sure to visit the tropical greenhouse. Only 14 km from the heart...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

If you were the Elector of Saxony, living in the Baroque Splendour of Dresden you might just yearn for the simple life in the country. Get in your state barge and have them row you down the river to Pilnitz and build a little summer...More

1  Thank mikepa1960
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The castle is a bit far from the city centre but it is definitely worth the trip. You can take a bus to get there or a tram+ferry depending on your whereabouts. We took the bus 63 and it was a lovely trip. We passed...More

1  Thank Paola P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had a beautiful day at this castle! There were several museum displays within the space of the castles which were an added bonus. Everything was well presented. Much was in English. After reading the reviews my expectations of the gardens was higher. It was...More

Thank kem4030
Reviewed 31 March 2018

A walk back in time, experiencing the aura of past glory... peaceful and enthralling... the gardens are beautiful and peaceful... the castle itself so full of atmosphere and charm.

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