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  1. Germany
  2. Saxony
  3. Dresden
  4. Pillnitz Castle

From Dresden: Pillnitz Castle & Saxon Switzerland

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Experience a tour of contrasts from Dresden. Visit the magnificent Pillnitz Castle and Park and marvel at the rugged rocky landscape. In Saxon Switzerland, you will have the opportunity to enjoy both stunning nature and fascinating cultural sites.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the beautiful Pillnitz Castle and Park
  • Marvel at the amazing views of Saxon Switzerland during the guided tour through the Bastei area
  • Enjoy a small group tour
  • Learn more about the history of this area through an exclusive interview with Priest Götzinger
Full description
Start your tour along the Saxon Wine Road and drive to the Pillnitz Castle and Park. On the way, pass through the former Slavic fishing villages of Loschwitz, Wachwitz, Niederpoyritz, and Hosterwitz. Many artists have made this journey in the past and some of them even took up their summer residence in this charming landscape. Richard Wagner even moved to the charming town of Graupa in this area. 

After you have reached Pillnitz, take a guided tour of the castle and park. Experience architecture from the Far East and explore the Oldest Japanese Camellia in Europe (north of the Alps). Continue your tour to the old trading town of Pirna, the smallest chapel in Saxony and the village of Wehlen.

The extensive table mountains, rugged sandstone rocks, and wooded gorges are characteristic of one of Saxony's most beautiful landscapes. The bastion area with its famous lookout rock is particularly popular. The sightseeing tour will take you to an altitude of 195 meters above the Elbspiegel, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Saxon Switzerland.

  • Guided tour of Pillnitz Castle and Park (outdoor tour of the park)
  • Guided tour of the Bastei area
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the Pillnitz Castle and Park

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Meeting point

At the Frauenkirche (opposite entrance F Frauenkirche)

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Important information
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• The tour takes place in a small van or minibus
• The route is subject to change
• Pre-bookings are not possible
• Warranties are not required
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