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Dresden: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Pillnitz Castle

Dresden: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Pillnitz Castle

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Enjoy a costume tour of a special kind: roam through Pillnitz Castle with Countess von Brühl. Discover the saucy details of the festivities at the palace. Learn all about the Baroque art of seduction.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Pillnitz Castle on a Baroque-themed tour with costumed guides
  • Take a tour of the palace grounds
  • Learn about Baroque society games
Full description

The Countess von Brühl will greet you at the "Alte Wache" or Old Guardhouse and will then explain civilized etiquette to get you ready for the evening's formal ball. Then, the ladies of status begin their tour, taking you to the starting point of all festivities: the Riverside Palace. The Venetian gondolas moor here, from which the guests emerge before they indulge in lavish feasts, masquerade balls, theater performances, illuminations, and much more. In the pleasure garden between the Upper Palace and the Riverside Palace, the Countess bestows a deep insight into the subtle art of Baroque society games and reminisces about the bygone festivities. However, they stop for a moment when entering the palace garden. In the shadows of the colossal hedges, the cloak of secrecy is lifted to reveal the secrets to the art of female communication with a handheld fan. With the certainty of being able to hold your own in front of the women at the court, you'll walk through the conifer garden and enjoy the highlights of the French, English, Dutch, and Chinese garden culture. The tour continues on to uncover one or two more secrets to the Baroque art of seduction, before concluding in the elegant Fliederhof, a courtyard of lilacs that will be sure to please your senses. The tour ends with the presentation of a letter of recommendation.

Includes
  • Costumed guide
  • Entrance tickets (not included for private tours)
  • Sparkling wine (available as an add-on for private tours)

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Meeting point

At the "Alte Wache" visitor center in Pillnitz

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The public tours at the scheduled times are in German only
  • Private group bookings are available in English and Spanish
  • For private tours, the entrance fee is not included. You can add tickets as an add-on later in the booking process
  • For private tours, sparkling wine is an add-on later in the booking process
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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I had a wonderful experience in countess von Brühl's company for 2 hours. The countess had a profound knowledge of the history of Saxony, Pillnitz Castle and court life in the 18th century. She was kind, charming and made me feel welcome, and she was stunningly beautiful in her costume. It was 2 fantastic hours!

September 4, 2020

Guide was great as we travel in -2c with all building closed freezing

The guide did a great job and was very knowledgable on the times and styles. The problem is the tour company as they did not indicat that the palace was closed. So I understood why the guide did not understand why we were there. We had a good time any way.

January 7, 2016

Diese Tour hat uns sehr gut gefallen.

Ich habe diese Tour mit meine Tochter gemacht. Die Führung war durch die Art und Weise der Ansprache, die Erzählweise, dem Glas Sekt und der kleinen Tanzeinlage recht locker. Wir haben viel über den Partk erfahren.

August 17, 2015

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