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...and read on!
Now you can discover Albrechtsburg Castle with a pretty cool new immersive experience. Developed for visitors to properly step back into time: a clever tool, called HistoPad. It uses augmented reality to create a visitor experience like no other and is available in 10 languages. Best watch this YouTube video - and you'll see what we mean!
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. Starting this season, visitors may also explore it with the multi-lingual immersive HistoPad, already in use at Albrechtsburg Castle Meissen.
Keen time traveller? Then check out this YouTube video on Dresden’s latest immersive, multimedia experience “Festung 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!
Captivating: The new virtual reality experience "Zwinger Xperience" in Dresden has opened at the end of June! Find out how the Dresden Zwinger has changed over the course of history with fascinating panoramic projections, virtual reality features and the latest technology. Jump right in the year 1709. Back then, in the midst of boisterous parties, elaborate costumes and extravagant works of art, Augustus the Strong commissions a magnificent building...
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!
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.