Dresden Altstadt "old town"
The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.discover
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.