Guided Tours & Group Rates

Our staff at the »Old Guard House« Visitor Center will be happy to provide information and assist you in booking.

Discounts for tour groups

The upper palace
The upper palace

Groups (at least 10 people) can purchase either type of ticket at reduced rates. An accompanying person (e.g., the tour guide or bus driver) are admitted free of charge. Children up to the age of 16 enter free of charge in any event.

From April to October, a daily admission fee in the time between 09:00am and 06:00pm is charged. The »Garden Ticket« entitles to several visits of the Castle Park on the day of purchase and is valid for the park and the greenhouses. The reduced rate for groups is € 2.50 per person.

The »Museum Ticket« allows visitors to visit not only the park and the greenhouses but also the Palace Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts. The reduced group rate is € 7.00 per person.

(In the winter season, admission to the park is free of charge; a valid »Garden Ticket« is required for visiting the Palm and Camellia Houses. The museums are closed during the winter season for conservatory reasons. However, guided tours of the Palace Museum may also be booked during winter time.)

Guided tours for tour groups

The Royal kitchen
The Royal kitchen

Guided group tours are available in German and in English.

Guided tours in French, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian or Czech are subject to availability only (foreign language surcharge € 20.00 per group).

Guided tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Guided tour of the Castle Park and the Palace Museum
including a visit to the Royal Kitchen, the Domed Hall and the Catholic Chapel*

  • Up to approx. 90 mins.
    € 50.00 guided tour rate plus »Museum Ticket« (€ 7.00 / person)
  • Up to approx. 120 mins.                                                                               
    € 60.00 € guided tour rate plus »Museum Ticket« (€ 7.00 / person)
  • Surcharge for foreign language tours € 20.00 € per group

The purchase of a »Museum Ticket« provides admission to the Palace Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts as well as the Palm House and the Pillnitz Castle Park after the tour.

Up to 25 people per group. Higher numbers of participants require to split the group. Guided group tours need to be registered with the visitor center at least two weeks in advance.

*except during church services or other events

Bus parking facilities

The parking area for tour buses is located at »Pillnitzer Platz«, not far from the entrance to the Castle Park and the Palace Museum in the New Palace. The parking fee for tour buses is € 10.00 (incl. VAT).

From the parking area, it is only a short walk to the »Old Guard House« Visitor Center where booked guided tours start or reduced group tickets are handed out. Next to the parking area, you may also find public restrooms and a refreshment kiosk.

Please note: The use of the parking facility is at users’ own risk. No liability is assumed for damage caused by other vehicles or property left in vehicles.


Pillnitz Palace and Park

August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2 | 01326 Dresden

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