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Pillnitz Castle & Park

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Address: August-Bockstiegel-Strasse 2, 01326 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 351 2613260
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

A beautiful Baroque palace built by architect Pöppelmann.

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Nice Castle and Botanic Garden

Its a nice walk around the castle and the botanical gardens are peaceful to walk in. Theres a 250 year old tree and we were luck it was flowering. All in all do recommend this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riga, Latvia

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Riga, Latvia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice walk around the castle and the botanical gardens are peaceful to walk in. Theres a 250 year old tree and we were luck it was flowering. All in all do recommend this place if your in the neighborhood.

Thank ashrun_fernando
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived via public transport. En route taking a quick coffee and pastry as I changed tram/bus.Returned by paddle steamer to Dresden. I did it in a morning. If the Palace is open you would be best to take the day. Stunning Narcissi collection and Camelias etc. GO

Thank Eggtimer186225
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's only one bus a day to the castle and we waited at the Hygiene Museum with no shelter if there's strong wind .... brrgghhh.....In all honesty, there weren't much to see at this castle as we were only able to stroll around the compound of the castle as we were not allowed to go in. So, if you are... More 

Thank HappyPassion
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a few hours on our way to Prague. As we walked across the bridge to enter the castle, you enter into a beautiful maintained yard. Although it is not spring where flowers bloom but you can see the that are well taken cared of and as you looked downwards from one of the higher level terrace,... More 

Thank utthon
Irmo, South Carolina
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by here on the first day of spring to see the world's oldest Kamelie. The entrance to the park was free before April and gardeners are still transplanting petunias, daffodils, and other flowers into the flower beds. Hard to believe Augustus the Strong built this place just for his niece's wedding.

Thank Emma B
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

this is a short inner city half day outing worth exploring at any time of the year. take the kids and explore the gardens or go for a tea/coffee, or just for a stroll to enjoy pure beauty and nature. A place to feel and just be...

Thank ManiN4
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Really nice. Don't miss to visit. The Pillnitz Castle is amazing!!! We've apreciate very much visiting this magnificent castle.

Thank MarizeteTrafford
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

beautiful buildings , and grounds , grounds are well worth a visit +hot houses , with the bonus of river side frontage

Thank Peter L
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Worth a visit to see the summer residence of the Saxon kings. Interesting museums and lovely gardens right on the banks of the Elbe river.

Thank Judi F
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The magic of this place is enhanced by boat arrival. I could have spent the whole day there. Be sure not to miss the barge that took August der Sterke and his ladies up and down the river for his weekends at Pillnitz. We were rthere with two people in wheelchairs, and while there were a few gently slopes it... More 

Thank Garth L

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