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Schloss Pillnitz is an easy half-daytrip, just 10 km south of Dresden, and you certainly will get there best by ship or by your private car. All of the cruise-ships going south will have a stop in Pillnitz, directely at the palce !
This palace with the beautiful park around of it once belonged to countess Anna Konstanze Cosel, one of the many mistresses of August the strong.
She had an interesting life with a sad end :
In 1699 she got divorced of her husband, beeing a minister of Saxony , in order to become the mistress of the king. In 1712 she fell into disgrace and was held as a prisoner in castle Stoplen between 1716 and 1765.
In 1723 August der Starke had the castle of Pillnitz re-constructed in chinese style by the famous architects Pöppelmann and Longuelune.
Schloss Pillnitz is one of the highlights of any cruise on the river Elbe and inside you may see a museum of laque-furniture, musical instruments, clocks, glass and keramics.
Inside the palace and museum you will be able to take photography against a small fee !
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