Großsedlitz Baroque Garden

Pirna, Germany

Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden near Pirna and Heidenau is one of the most remarkable gardens in Germany. After the Imperial Count August Christoph von Wackerbarth had built Frederick’s Little Palace as a retirement home in 1719, it was sold shortly afterwards to Augustus the Strong. Augustus had the baroque garden completely redesigned – and even drew some of the sketches himself. He wanted to create Saxony’s answer to the Palace of Versailles. But due to an acute lack of funds at the court of Dresden, which had otherwise spent without restraint, Grosssedlitz sadly remained unfinished. Nevertheless, all 12 hectares of the magnificent park continue to amaze guests to this day. The enchanting charm of the 'Versailles of Saxony' is exuded by two orangeries, water features and around 60 sculptures. The grounds are particularly impressive in summer, when the park bathes in the blossom of orange trees and other exotic plants.

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Parkstraße 85, Pirna, Germany
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Founded: 1719-1723
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Kim E Jenks (6 months ago)
We only went inside because we just rode bikes up the massive hill. The place is most unimpressive ?. Not much to see other than to go for a walk around. Lots of dead lawn and dirty fountains. The beer was cold and the bathrooms were clean.
Michaela Joanidisova (8 months ago)
Beautiful place. Inside is also nice coffee bar.
Robert Fuchs (10 months ago)
Worth a visit if you have time to spare. A minor but pleasant sight in the area.
Domediteisen (11 months ago)
It's such a beutyfull place it's sadly closed righit now. There are multiple beutyfull bushes and flowers, gardens,tree's. But recomandition don't got there in summer bicouse there will be way two many thuristh so personally the best time to go there is in the spring.
Martina Adamekova (2 years ago)
Beautiful place to relax and walk so with children as with dogs ?
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