Royally Awakened. Princely Inaugurated.
Sun 25th Mar 2018 10:00 am - 17:00 pm | The Grand Garden of Dresden and the Dresden Park Railway Friends

Concerts and theater
Festivals and markets
Guided tours and activities
Families and children

Opening of the season of the Saxon State Palaces, Castles and Gardens

When crocuses and snowflakes bloom and tender buds reach out for the sun, spring is out and about in Schloesserland Sachsen.

Jointly with our visitors, we would like to celebrate it and invite everyone to the festive seasonal opening. The Saxon State Palaces, Castles and Gardens present the most thrilling highlights of the 2018 season at the exclusively opened Palace in the Grand Garden, offering attractions for hands-on activities, for joining in and for tasting.

Music and a stage program guarantee splendid entertainment. Those who seek more information about events, exhibitions, children’s programs and also rentals on offer at the Palaces, Castles and Gardens, can find everything here.

From midday, the Park Railway will start rattling and wheezing again through the Grand Garden grounds after its winter break (first ride at 12:30 pm from the Palaisteich station). Join us starting the season – be warmly invited!


Free admission!

Stage program
10:30 am Opening and presentation of all 2018 highlights
11 am/ 2:30 pm Winkler Brass
11/ 2:30 pm / 4:30 pm puppet theatre show in the Long Hall
11:30 am Opening of the Park Railway season
1:00 pm The »Court Ladies’ Circle« presents »The Introduction of the Daughter to the Society«
2/ 3/ 4 pm Presentation of the most important 2018 highlights
3:30 pm Theater play »The Dames’ Rule of Rochlitz by Its Can-do Women« 

Event details

Date Sun 25th Mar 2018 10:00 am - 17:00 pm
Prices Eintritt frei
Suitable for children Yes, without age restriction

Arrival & map

Arrival information:

By car

  • via A4/17, all exits to Dresden city center (Dresden Zentrum)
  • follow the signposts to Dresden Zoo or the »Transparent Factory« (Glaeserne Manufaktur)
  • parking facilities along the surrounding roads or at outdoor swimming pool »Georg-Arnhold-Bad«
  • no cars allowed in the Grand Garden of Dresden 

By rail

  • take tram line 9,10 or 11 from Dresden Main Station 

By bus and tram

  • tram lines 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • bus lines 61, 63, 75, 85
  • stops Strassburger Platz, Comeniusplatz, Grosser Garten (Hygienemuseum), Lennéplatz, Querallee, Tiergartenstrasse
  • interactive and multimodal planning of your trip at Greenmobility 



Event location

The Grand Garden of Dresden and the Dresden Park Railway

Kavaliershaus C, Hauptallee 10 | 01219 Dresden

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