Pillnitz Castle & Park

Immediately outside the gates of Dresden, Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, had commissioned the building of the Riverside and Hillside Palaces (1720-1724) according to the plans of Matthaeus Daniel Poeppelmann. Thus he laid the foundation stone for Europe’s largest chinoise castle complex, which became the summer residence of the Saxon royal court in 1868 under Frederick Augustus the Righteous.

The park of Pillnitz Castle is well-known for its abundance of botanical treasures, such as the more than 230-year-old camellia, about 400 potted plants and precious old trees. 

Impressions