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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
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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A beautiful Baroque palace built by architect Pöppelmann.

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perfect castle and grounds

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Peter L
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Uppsala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Take tram line 2 for a 30-minute ride from Postplatz in direction Kleinzschachwitz to the end stop at Freystrasse. Then take a walk for 550 m following the signs for the ferry that crosses Elbe every 5-10 minutes. There is no extra payment for the ferry if you bought a day ticket. After crossing the river just follow the path... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a limited time at the Castle Park as it was a stop on an Elbe cruise. Visit was constrained to the gardens which on a beautiful day (it was one), is a great attraction for young and old. The gardens are historic and designed and maintained by renknowned horticulturalists. A relaxing stroll on gravel pathways of the inner... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We chose a paddle steamer for a cruise along the river to Pillnitz castle and park, and what a wonderful trip it was-both ways. The outside of the castle was beautiful and very picturesque with it's Chinese influence. The park was great to walk around and the 230 (think) year old camellia tree with it's moveable protective glass/green house was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

There is an active museum in this location: the "Kunstgewerbe Museum" - really well done, and pulling in current aspects of life and design. Rotating exhibits, and exactly what Dresden is about. Go see it and prepare to experience current events in a historic location. Additionally, the grounds are beautiful and walkable, not too large. Walk through the gardens (the... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The grounds are fantastic!! lovely gardens so very relaxing and fun to just walk through them! My nephew and niece loved running through them and some of the trees were spectacular. Didn't go inside the Palace itself so can't comment on the interior.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very nice day trip (if the weather is good), you need to be able to walk. Very impressive gardens and buildings. Many of the buildings are not old, but seem to be carefully re-created

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This castle has amazing gardens. We saw it as an optional extra to the Stadtrundfahrt (but guide only in German)

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