Pillnitz Castle and ParkEase and magic of flowers

Elector Augustus the Strong once acquired the castle for his favorite Anna Constantia Countess von Cosel. When Saxony's best-known mistress fell out of favor and the castle became his property again, Augustus had the hillside and waterside palaces erected according plans by the famous architect Matthaeus Daniel Poeppelmann.

The grand castle and park grounds directly situated on the banks of the Elbe River are considered a perfect example of the chinoise style merging the architecture of the Far East with the Baroque style. The best way to approach this pleasure castle with its distinctive pagoda roofs is on an Elbe River steamboat.

The English, Dutch and Chinese gardens on the extensive garden grounds invite the visitor to take a stroll and enjoy the exotic treasures, as the famous 250-year-old Japanese camellia, of Pillnitz Castle and Park. Within the castle grounds the »Museum of Decorative Arts« is situated in the hillside and waterside palaces. At the »Castle Musem«, one can see the originally preserved interior of rooms and learn about its eventful times as a summer residence.

Disabled access
Limited accessibility

Free Admission & Benefits


Schloss & Park Pillnitz Dresden
August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2 | 01326 Dresden

Phone +49 (0) 351 2613-260

E-Mail pillnitz@schloesserland-sachsen.de

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Prices & Opening hours

Entrance fee:

  • During the winter season (Nov-Mar) free admission to the park | Palm- und Camelliahouses 2,00 €, reduced 1,00 €
  • Day ticket »Garden Ticket" (park and greenhouses): 2.00 EUR | Reduced entrance fee 1 EUR | Group rate 1.50 EUR | children under 16 years free
  • Day ticket "Museum Ticket" (park, museums and greenhouses): 8.00 EUR | reduced 6.00 EUR | 7.00 EUR group rate | children under 16 years free
  • Free admission to visitors on their birthday
  • schloesserlandPASS and the annual State Art Collections Dresden card: free admission to park, museums and greenhouse

Opening hours:

  • Visitor center "Old Guard": daily 9:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Park: from 06:00 am until dusk
  • Castle Museum and Museum of Decorative Arts | 1 May to 3 Nov | Tue to Sun 10:00 am to 06:00 pm | Nov to Apr: on weekends tours through the Castle Museum