Pillnitz Castle

Pillnitz Castle

Castle Pillnitz is one of the most beautiful historical places that you can see in the German city of Dresden. Dresden is the capital of the province of Saxony, located in southeast Germany.

The castle itself lies along the River Elbe in Dresden. Known for its production of porcelain, and the beautiful and popular church, Frauenkirche Köningstraße, Dresden is a city that holds a myriad of historical heritage.

Today one of the nicest options to reach the castle is getting a tourist boat on the Elbe, which would provides you with a very beautiful and pleasant route out of town. You will be able to get to the palaces on the slopes of the river, as well as the highland castle located on Saxon Switzerland.


Indeed Castle Pillnitz is something like a suburb of Dresden, located in the eastern part of town. Many define the castle as a Chateau in eastern style. The entire complex is an amazing combination of interesting architecture and beautiful gardens, opposite the fertile slopes of the Elbe, covered with vineyards.

The castle was built in the 18th century and since then is considered one of the finest buildings in Europe that came to the Chinese architectural style.

The history of the castle began when Friedrich August, also known as Strong, received the estate after the death of his brother. The overall idea was that Pillnitz was to be the prelude to a total of 24 buildings, which should serve as entertainment. The new mountain palace Pillnitz was built between 1720 and 1724.

The model of the Pillnitz palace is composed of three pavilions, which were borrowed from the input of the Emperor's palace complex of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The original design of the Castle Pillnitz was conceived as a prelude to the rest of the complex. Along with his nomination, he began to accept guests who used the castle for a place for entertainment and parties.

Pillnitz _Palace

An important part of the amusement palace itself was a garden, which was divided into themed areas for different games. In 1768 with the beginning of the reign of Elector Friedrich August III, the castle was already being used solely as a summer residence. Necessary then apartments were built in the mountain and then the rise of two separate wings between 1788 and 1791.

Today the Castle Pillnitz visitors can see the inspirational English, Dutch and Chinese garden. There are greenhouses and palm kiosks, which were restored in their original form and which are of great interest for lovers of botany. There you can see 25 years of popular Japanese Camellia. This tree is so valuable in itself, that it is separated in a separate pavilion.



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