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. Using our international travel planner, Dresden attractions like Pillnitz Castle & Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is worth coverage being in Dresden (a little meczaca by traffic jams). The original architecture and taking in the extensive gardens. A mansion is situated on the river itself, see sunace after Elba cruise ships-Idyll. Gardens with high fountain and Park with many zaulkami, laweczkami. It is also the Orangerie and the Palm House.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The best component of this palace is super wide garden. Gardens are well cared, wide, green in summer and you can enjoy the grown nature and avoid hot weather effectively. If you visit the palace in t...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Great place for a stroll and a whole half a day. Please note that in addition to Museum tickets and you ... unfortunately take extra money on toilets ...:(
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  • Little value for your money. Some of the staff not helpful. You need euro in coins to use any toilet or lockers both in the museum and in the park. On the plus side the park is pretty nice.
  • It has beautiful garden especially in spring and summer.
  • A moderately interesting series of museums. Very little of the exhibits are explained in English. There seems to be no cohesive link between the jumble of objects presented here for the public's perusal.
  • Good place, it seems a fancy place back in the day very traditional, the service were not nice to us. But the food was good
  • Beautiful park with a big variety of exotic trees and plants. I did not like that you have to pay extra in order to be able to visit all the buildings.

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