Dresden: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Pillnitz Castle

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Dresden: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Pillnitz Castle

From $257.59 per group up to 12

Enjoy a costume tour of a special kind: roam through Pillnitz Castle with Countess von Brühl. On this 1.5-hour tour with costumed guides, you’ll enjoy a champagne reception upon arrival and discover the saucy details of the festivities at the palace.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 2:15 PM
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
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. After the drink 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
  • Guided tour with costumed guide
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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, Russian, Dutch, and Spanish.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      5.0/5
    • 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

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