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Pillnitz Palace & Park

Castle · Dresden Elbland · 114 m · open today
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  • Pillnitzer Lustgarten mit Fontäne und Bergpalais
    Pillnitzer Lustgarten mit Fontäne und Bergpalais
    Photo: Antje Heinze, Schloss & Park Pillnitz
The former pleasure palace and later summer residence of the Saxon royal family was often the scene of many weddings and celebrations during the time of August the Strong. Since the 20th century, museums have moved into the palace and the palace park is the most beautiful recreational oasis in the city for Dresdeners and tourists from all over the world.
The playful summer palace with its magnificent park is located on Dresden's eastern outskirts. Augustus the Strong had given the old Renaissance palace as a gift to his mistress Countess Cosel. When she fell from grace, he moved in again. Little by little, the present complex of water and mountain palace, new palace and Fliederhof, Milan railroad and palm house was built. The large open staircase directly on the Elbe served as a landing stage for the court of Augustus the Strong on its way to the summer resort.

Opening hours

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The castle park is open all year round from 6:00 a.m. until dark (the "Christmas Garden" closes at 4:00 p.m.). Admission thereafter only with a valid event ticket). Admission is charged daily between 9:00 and 18:00 in the high season (end of March to beginning of November).


Current prices can be found on the website of Pillnitz Palace & Park.
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Update: December 09, 2022

Public transport

Bus line 63 stop Leonardo-da-Vinci-Straße or Pillnitzer Platz


Parking Leonardo da Vinci Street for cars (chargeable)

Parking Lohmener Straße for cars and buses (chargeable)


51.008286, 13.870690
51°00'29.8"N 13°52'14.5"E
33U 420771 5651353
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Pillnitz Palace & Park

August- Böckstiegel- Straße 2
01326 Dresden
Phone +49 351 2613260 Fax +49 351 2613280

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