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5 Palaces to explore in Saxony

Saxony

A landlocked state of Germany, bordering the states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. The history of Saxony spans more than a millennium. It has been a medieval duchy, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom, and twice a republic.

Dresden Castle
Dresden CastleTaschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Dresden Castle was a residence for the kings of Saxony as well as kings of Poland. The castle was rebuilt after it got destroyed in the World War II and became a tourist attraction, housing a museum complex and an art library. It is located in Dresden, Germany.

Moritzburg Castle
Moritzburg CastleSchloßallee, 01468 Moritzburg, Germany

Moritzburg Castle originally was a hunting lodge built in Renaissance style in 1542, and later became a Baroque royal palace. The castle is furnished with examples of opulent baroque decor and visitors can take a tour and explore its rooms. The castle sits on a symmetrical artificial island in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

Pillnitz Castle
Pillnitz CastleAugust-Böckstiegel-Straße 2, 01326 Dresden, Germany

Pillnitz Castle was a summer residence for the electors and kings of Saxony, built in the Baroque style in 1720. The castle houses two museums and has three buildings enclosing a Baroque garden and surrounded by a large public park. The castle is located on the bank of the River Elbe, in Dresden, Germany.

The Grand Garden of Dresden
The Grand Garden of DresdenHauptallee 10, 01219 Dresden, Germany

The Grand Garden of Dresden is the largest in Dresden, built in the Baroque style 1676, located in Dresden, Germany. In 1814 the garden was opened to become a public garden. The garden houses a Baroque Summer Palace, Dresden Zoo, and Dresden Botanical Garden.

Zwinger
ZwingerSophienstraße, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Zwinger is a luxurious palace in Dresden, Germany, built on the Baroque Style, it is considered as one of the most important buildings in the Baroque period. The palace is the remaining part of the Dresden fortress which still maintains its outer wall. Today the place is a museum complex.

Map of Palaces to explore in Saxony