Pillnitz palace & park

summer residence of Saxony's royals

Pillnitz with its baroque palace and gardens is an hour away upriver by car, or by steamboat.

Pillnitz was redesigned for Elector Augustus ‘the Strong’ around 1780 and became famous for its spectacular gardens and water displays, just as impressive today. The English garden is home to Northern Europe’s oldest Camellia tree, over 250 years old and protected each winter by its own custom-made removable greenhouse. When the Camellia is in bloom, from February to April, flocks of visitors come to admire over 35,000 bright red flowers.

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Meissen old town

This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.

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Albrechtsburg castle

Visit Germany’s oldest palace and admire the breathtaking architecture at the transition from the late middle ages into renaissance.

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wine country Saxony

Wine lovers will feel right at home around Meissen - Germany’s second smallest wine growing region extends up and down the Elbe river.

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Dresden

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Moritzburg hunting lodge

The baroque castle is surrounded by an extensive woodland reserve complete with animals - a favourite destination for families.

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.

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Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Meissen is a stop you cannot miss. Sections M and N meet here and run through town along either side of the river.

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White Fleet

Nothing is more relaxing than cruising along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watching the landscape unroll on both sides.

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