- A fascinating mix of natural beauty and architectural brilliance, Schloss Pillnitz is one of Dresden's biggest attractions. Situated in the middle of an idyllic park on the outskirts of the city, the castle - built by August the Strong in the 18th century, was used as a romantic getaway by the Saxon royal family. The main buildings display an intriguing mix of baroque and Far Eastern architectural styles and now house a collection of 13-20th century arts and crafts. A visit to the castle would not be complete without a walk through the gardens, which are full of exotic plants and trees as well as a host of red squirrels.
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