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Pillnitz Palace & Park

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From exotic play palace to summer residence

Augustus the Strong once gave Pillnitz to Countess Cosel. After her banishment to Stolpen Castle, the Elector had the Bergpalais and the Wasserpalais built. The complex combined Baroque and Far Eastern architecture and is regarded as a model of Chinoiserie. In summer, the court resided here. Even today, the view is impressive when approaching the palace from the Elbe. The English, Dutch and Chinese gardens invite you to take a stroll. Exotic beauties beckon in the palm house. The 250-year-old camellia even has its own glass winter quarters. In summer, the three palaces open their doors. Here visitors discover the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Palace Museum with its court kitchen, domed hall and chapel. In winter, the Christmas Garden Dresden invites you to a magical Christmas outing.

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Pillnitz Palace & Park
August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2
01326 Dresden

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Phone: 0351 / 2613260

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Besucherzentrum »Alte Wache« Schloss & Park Pillnitz

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