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Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Pillnitz Castle

Activity provider: WEIßE FLOTTE SACHSEN GmbH
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From US$ 27.43 per person

Experience a boat cruise along the Elbe and pass the scenic riverscape of Dresden on board a rustic paddle steamer or salon ship. Enjoy the view to the impressive castles and Baroque Pillnitz Castle.

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Duration 3 hours
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Audio guide included
German, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Dresden and its fascinating old town on board a ship and marvel at the unique river landscape along the Elbe
  • Pass the 3 impressive castles and admire the panoramic view of Dresden's landmarks in the old town
  • Learn more about the eventful history of the city and enjoy the local cuisine on board
Full description
Discover the historic old town of Dresden aboard a ship and admire the most beautiful sites of the Elbe Valley. Start off at Terrassenufer and see the three famous castles: Albrechtsberg, Eckberg, and Lingner Castle, along the Elbe on the way to the villa quarter Loschwitz. Pass the 4 famous Elbe bridges, whose histories affect the city up until now. The most memorable bridge is called Blue Wonder, which gets its name because of the color. When you arrive in Pillnitz you will visit Pillnitz Palace. It was built in the 18th century under the Elector of Saxony August the Strong and is now the site of the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Arts and Crafts) as well as the Schlossmuseum (Castle Museum). Take some time to explore the beautiful Pillnitz Palace garden. The garden is inviting in all four seasons.
  • Boat cruise Dresden - Pillnitz - Dresden (with direct return journey)
  • Audio commentary (in German)
  • Transfer to/from pier
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Entry to Pillnitz
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Student card
  • Disability card

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • In case of extremely high or low water levels, the timetable may change or certain trips may be canceled
  • For wheelchairs or buggies, please notify the company in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 506 reviews

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Super 2 hour drive to Pillnitz Castle. We only booked the outward journey. That was a good thing because you can then look at everything with pleasure. We were there for almost 3 hours. Then you can take the ferry across and then take bus 88 to tram line 2 or walk 5 minutes to tram line 2. In the direction of the Frauenkirche center you drive about 30 minutes. You can get a ticket for 5 € for 2 people on the ferry, which means the ferry and 1 hour bus / tram ride.

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August 2, 2020

We sat up on the way there, we saw a lot and the information was interesting, unfortunately it was a bit cool on this day! On the way back we sat on the middle deck and were served friendly. Our tip is to drive in very nice and warm weather, then it will be even nicer

July 18, 2020

The ride itself was very nice. Service was also very good ... Despite the corona pandemic ... Actually, I should deduct a point, because no attention was paid to who was wearing his mask and who was not ... Furthermore, it was not personally addressed that people did not keep the distance. .. I think that the team should also address the people ..

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June 17, 2020

Product ID: 57948