Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Schloss Pillnitz

Pillnitz Castle (Schloss Pillnitz) is a restored Baroque castle in eastern Germany. It is located on the bank of the River Elbe in the village of Pillnitz. Pillnitz Castle was the summer residence for many kings of Saxony.

The Pillnitz Castle complex consists of three main buildings, the Riverside Palace (Wasserpalais) on the riverfront built between 1722 and 1723; the Upper Palace (Bergpalais) on the hillside was built between 1722 and 1723, and the later Neoclassical New Palace (Neues Palais), which links them together on the east side was built between 1819 and 1826 after the Countess' palace burnt down in 1818 . The buildings enclose a Baroque garden and are surrounded by a large public park.
The gardens are stunning; Ingrid and I spent a good amount of time just wandering the outdoor gardens and indoor tropical solariums. So many beautiful flowers!


Jo said...

oh my gosh! your trip has been all to fabulous!!! I am green with envy ... totally green!!! I am thrilled that you have been sharing your photos!

Kathy said...

It's no wonder why you love visiting and would be happy to live there! I think I would too!