Pillnitz palace and park

summer residence of Saxony's royals

Pillnitz was redesigned for Elector Augustus ‘the Strong’ around 1780 and became famous for its spectacular gardens and water displays, just as impressive today. The English garden is home to Northern Europe’s oldest Camellia tree, over 250 years old and protected each winter by its own custom-made removable greenhouse. When the Camellia is in bloom, from February to April, flocks of visitors come to admire over 35,000 bright red flowers.

Pillnitz is only 20 minutes away by bus: catch the 63 just outside Hotel am Blauen Wunder, it will take you straight to the castle. If you have more time and want to travel in style, catch a steamboat upriver.

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Dresden Altstadt "old town"

The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.

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Dresden Neustadt "new town"

Explore alternative culture, night life and international flair in Dresden's most colorful neighborhood.

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Elbe river banks

Our local recreation area - lush nature in the middle of town!

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change of perspective

Dresden's two funicular railways offer exceptional views across the Blaues Wunder and Dresden.

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art & museums

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna is one of the most famous paintings on display in Dresden, and its angels are the mascots for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections). But there are countless more museums and exhibitions waiting for your visit:

  • Gemäldegalerie Alte & Neue Meister
  • Grünes Gewölbe
  • Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Militärhistorisches Museum
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Moritzburg

The baroque castle is surrounded by an extensive woodland reserve complete with animals - a favorite destination for families.

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Meissen

This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.

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Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Dresden is a stop you cannot miss. Sections N and O meet here and run through town along either side of the river.

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.

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White Fleet

Cruise along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watch the landscape unroll on both sides.

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