Albrechtsberg Palace

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Bautzner Straße 130 , Dresden, Germany

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Schloss Albrechtsberg May 27, 2017
Three castles nestle on top of hills on the right bank of the Elbe river: Albrechtsberg Palace, Villa Stockhausen (Lingnerschloss) and castle Eckberg. All three are surrounded by beautiful gardens/parks and provide fantastic views of the city, the river and – adequate weather given – the mountains south of Dresden.

All three castles offer relaxing walking paths in their beautiful gardens/parks. You can start at Albrechtsberg Palace and walk via Villa Stockhausen to castle Eckberg's garden and back. Bring your own lunch or have a good meal or coffee at restaurant Prinzenkeller at the entrance of Albrechtsberg’s garden.

Albrechtsberg Palace was erected 1851-54 after plans by Alfred Lohse (one of Schinkel's master students) for Prince Albrecht von Preußen in a mix of Neo-Renaissance and late classicistic style (modelled after Villa Medici and Villa d'Este). The Prince had married a woman of lower status, thus had to leave Prussia. He chose this place due to the beautiful location. The interior of the palace is magnificent, with lots of marble, stucco, gold and dark wood. The facade is all sandstone, very expensive. The palace survived the war without any damages, was sold to the Soviet Foreign Trade ministry and served as a hotel, later bought back by the GDR authorities and used as a "palace" for school kids. Nowadays it is used for banquets, conferences, weddings (if you can afford it) and hosts a hotel- and restaurant school.

The park has a lot of smaller architectures - viaducts, terraces, grand staircases, pavillions, fountains, ponds ... There is a private winery with their own vineyard in the park, you can taste their wine right there and also rent an holiday apartment.

From time to time guided tours are offered on Sundays and holidays 11-14 h. You can also watch out for special events, days of open palace, the so called "Schlössernacht" or so - check their website.
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