Get your castle fix
Take a look at beautiful Saxon castles, palaces, parks and gardens plus two very special immersive experiences built around famous palaces and castles in Dresden.
Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen is Germany’s oldest residential castle and a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. Rising majestically above the Elbe River, it tells the story of Europe’s first porcelain manufactory, established here in 1710. Enjoy the YouTube video!
Charming Moritzburg Castle north of Dresden is introduced in this YouTube video. One of Europe’s most delightful baroque palaces is situated on an island in the middle of a lake. The former hunting lodge features “Little Pheasant Castle”, an enchanting summer residence in chinoiserie style.
Keen time traveller? Then check out this YouTube video on Dresden’s immersive, multimedia experiences “Festung Xperience” and “Zwinger Xperience”, taking visitors in the underworld of the city’s 16th century fortress and bringing back baroque court life respectively.
Saxony’s elector Augustus the Strong certainly had a knack for beautiful property: His residences, summer palaces and hunting lodges are splendid and glamorous marvels. Explore Moritzburg Castle, Dresden’s Zwinger, Pillnitz Castle and more in this YouTube Video!
See another side of Saxony: The region has some extraordinarily pretty gardens and spacious parks for relaxing and peaceful walks. Discover unique landscaping in places such as the Baroque Garden of Großsedlitz or the Royal Grounds in the sophisticated spa town of Bad Elster and enjoy more “gardens of kings” in this YouTube video!
Saxony’s former elector Augustus the Strong was a larger than life figure, a patron of the arts as well as construction tycoon. On the occasion of his 350th birthday in 2020, Moritzburg Castle is hosting an exhibition to celebrate his mythical status. On until November, so there’s even a chance of actually making it there...
Palaces, castles and gardens abound in Saxony. In fact, you can explore more than 50 of them! Start with this YouTube video and find your favourite – be it mighty castles such as Albrechtsburg Meissen or the charming beauty of Pillnitz Palace on the Elbe embankment.