Pillnitz Castle & Park, Dresden

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Pillnitz Castle & Park is a restored Baroque castle composed of three palaces designed by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. It houses an Arts and Crafts museum and a Palace Museum. The original construction dates back to the 14th century. A 28 hectare (69 acre) park surrounds the buildings and is filled botanical attractions from all over the world. Consider a boat trip down the river to get a different view of this attraction. Plan your Pillnitz Castle & Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dresden using our Dresden route planning app .
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  • The grounds are beautiful. With its spacious facilities it invites you to linger. The buildings are also equipped with entertaining exhibitions. Very nice and young and old suitable.
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  • We were here the beginning of March. A wonderful atmosphere. All quiet, you can through the hedges the Park look and forward from afar on the imposing "home" of the venerable Camellia.
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  • Especially in the spring and summer Pillnitz invites you to a visit. The Park is unique in the vicinity of Dresden and can be combined well with a boat trip. A must for a Dresden visit. You will not be disappointed, a wonderful park landscape with a castle in the picturesque nature.
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  • It's a castle and a park. If that's what you're looking for, this is the place. It's not amazing, but the locals will expect you to see it if you're here for any length of time.
  • Park and buildings are incredibly beautiful and neatly cared for. The castle is ideally located at the river Elbe. Inside the castle, the rooms are in a good condition but only very little furnishing is displayed. Therefore, the interior exhibition in general appears somehow sobering. Nevertheless, this is a great place to visit!
  • Lovely palace and gardens at a beautiful location on the Elbe. The castle makes for a great autumn or spring trip, as the gardens are full of life and color. The palace isn't huge, but divided into three large sections, each with various small exhibits and classic decor, popular at the time. Don't miss walking by the river. You can see why it has inspired so many paintings!
  • Pillnitz Castle is beautiful on the river Elbe, i enjoyed walk around in the courtyard, beautiful green land beside the Elbe, wonderful Castle
  • Wonderful garden, it is not possible to pay with card
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