The Christmas Garden Dresden

A fantastic winter walk in a dream setting in the Pillnitz Palace & Park!
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As twilight falls, the magic begins

Under this motto the Pillnitz Palace & Park opens its gates from 14 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 for a very special walk at the Christmas Garden Dresden.
Contemplativeness in grand style! The Pillnitz Palace & Park is transformed during this winter into an illuminated fairy-tale setting with breath-taking plays of light, impressively staged architecture and illuminated characters.

As opposed to the general hustle and bustle during the Christmas period, the Christmas Garden Dresden invites you to take your breath and enjoy the true thrill of anticipation of Christmas Eve calmly. Families, friends and romanticists can spend a wonderful and contemplative evening in an enchanted setting full of discoveries.


On an around two kilometre long trail the itinerary goes by 20 individual light installations, embedded into the diverse nature of the palace park and marked by a unique Christmas atmosphere.

The Christmas Garden Dresden is a wintry oasis, in which families, children, friends and romanticists can experience true pre-Christmas atmosphere and a contemplative mood. As opposed to the many crowded Christmas markets, the Christmas Garden Dresden invites you to take your breath and enjoy on easily walkable trails and very calmly the true thrill of anticipation of Christmas. The unique setting of the Schloss & Park Pillnitz provides the most beautiful motifs such as the Lustgarten (pleasance), the Chinese pond or the English garden. The glasshouse of the legendary more than 230 years old camellia will likewise shine in a magical Christmas splendour.


Elaborately designed festive motives narrate stories of reindeers, angels or Santa Claus and do not only make children’s eyes shine. Based on time slots allocated in advance when buying the tickets, we allow every ‘Christmas Garden Dresden’ visitor a contemplative walk without stress and hectic rush.

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