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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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  • It is a great landscaped and well maintained park. Perhaps more impressive in the spring. Unfortunately, it was very hot on the day of the visit – we have not managed to see everything
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  • I didn't liked the place much. It has just one garden with flower beds and rest is like jungle. Entry fees is also there of around € 8 . Its not worth going in  more »
  • The trip from Dresden to Pillnitz is not essential. The castle is relatively small, little interesting exhibitions and caregivers who are bored watching you insistently. The Park, him, worth a look.
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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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