How to find us

Pillnitz Castle is located on the eastern border of Dresden immediately at the Elbe River. The castle complex can easily be reached by public transport, by a steamboat with Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt or by car. You may also come here by bike along the Elbe Cycle Path finally crossing the river by ferry at Pillnitz.

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden (Stadtzentrum)  (25 km)

Arrival information:

By public transport

  • bus line 63, stop Leonardo-da-Vinci-Strasse or Pillnitzer Platz
  • left of the Elbe River: bus line 88 or tram line 2, both as far as terminus and then by ferry across the Elbe River  
  • from Pirna: bus line P, stop Leonardo-da-Vinci-Strasse or Pillnitzer Platz
  • for further information, please, go to www.dvb.de
  • interactive and multimodal planning of your trip at Greenmobility 

       

  • Come here by bus or rail

By steam ship 

  • The paddle wheel steamer of the Saxon Steamship Company (Saechsischen Dampfschifffahrt) stop directly at Pillnitz Palace - the most royal way to come here!
    www.saechsische-dampfschiffahrt.de

Sightseeing tour buses

Are you staying at Dresden for the first time? Just go on a sightseeing tour to visit all the highlights and cultural monuments of Dresden at once. www.stadtrundfahrt.com

By bike or on foot

Pillnitz Palace and Park is ideally situated for biking enthusiasts and hiking lovers. Just follow the Elbe River on the historic towing path (Treidelpfad) or the Elbe River cycling path. (Elberadweg www.elberadweg.de)

By car

  • via A4, exits Dresden Hellerau or Dresden Altstadt and further along the road to Pillnitz
  • via A17, exit Pirna and further along the road towards Radeberg, exit Graupa, following the road to Pillnitz

Parking facilities

  • Leonardo-da-Vinci-Strasse parking lot (pay parking)
  • tour bus parking lot at »Alte Wache« (pay parking)
  • limited parking facilities for disabled people near Pillnitz