Exploring Dresden: Moritzburg and Pillnitz

Two castles in two days, and a lot of photos.

Castles

My parents came to visit at the beginning of this week and we did a lot of lovely things in Dresden, including visiting Schloss Moritzburg and Schloss Pillnitz via the Dampfschifffahrt (I love the German language – how many English words have a triple ‘f’ in the middle?!), both of which we can thank the infamous August the Strong for. I’m beginning to realise that Dresden is just one large tribute to this Saxon and Polish king. Thank you Aug, we owe you.

Yet again Germany gifted us with some wonderful, if not a bit chilly, weather and we got to walk all around the parks and estates of both castles. (N.B. I’m British so I’m socially obligated to talk about the weather.) I absolutely love the pastel shades of German architecture, and the beauty and organisation of their gardens.

And so having got by knowing only four words of German, having sampled one or two Radeberger beers, and having made many a ‘well it’s a bit awkward being British in Dresden’ jokes, my parents have returned home leaving me with lots of happy memories, and a lot of happy photographs.

Moritzburg

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Pillnitz

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