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Pillnitz Castle & Park

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Address: August-Boeckstiegel-Str. 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 20 April 2017
Riga, Latvia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the Palace and gardens for Mother's Day We tried to have lunch at the Hotel cafe/restaurant . unfortunately only Local people were seated immediately we were seated at the hotel lobby for more tha 50 minutes until we finally left !!!!!

Thank Soledad G
Riga, Latvia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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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192 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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 14 April 2017

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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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 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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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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