Can I have this castle? Please.
Pillnitz Travel Blog› entry 10 of 20 › view all entries
March 20th, 2010 – by: princeza_9
The castle in Pillnitz is famous for its beauty, and for it's history. Saxon King August the Strong had given the castle to one of his mistresses (he had many)- the Countess Cosel. She'd lived there for some years before falling out of favor with the king and his court and fleeing to Berlin.
The castle grounds weren't anything wonderful to look at. But it's barely spring here, so everything's kinda drab and dreary. Definitely want to come back in May when everything's more alive. We ended up not being able to get into the Schloßmuseum (Castle Museum) since it was only open for guided tours. But the castle itself was interesting- it had a mix of Chinese and European styles. From there we went to the Kamalie (camellia), which was really beautiful. From there- a greenhouse with a mix of Australian and South African plantlife. It was okay, but since I'm allergic to flowers and it got uncomfortably warm, I got out ASAP.
And that was it for the trip to Pillnitz. I had a great time (though there was a lot of translation into English, but there were people who were beginners), took lots of pictures and want to go back.
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