The Dresden Grand Garden The Green Heart of Dresden

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 The Grand Garden of Dresden

The Grand Garden of Dresden is open all year round and at any time of day. There are no admission fees charged. The Grand Garden Palace is open for special exhibitions, concerts and theater performances, which you may find in our list of events

The Dresden Park Railway

March to October

  • Apr 14 – Oct 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tue – Sun, public holidays
  • Jul - Aug: also running on Mondays
  • May 30, 2018 out of service


  • Oct 8 – Oct 27, 2019
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tue – Sun

Trains operate at intervals of about 15 to 30 minutes. Steam locomotives operate at weekends and on public holidays. Schedules may change. Changes of the schedule may be subject to weather conditions. 

Subject to modifications.


  • Full rate 6,00 EUR
  • Reduced rate 3,00 EUR

Grand Garden

  • Park: free admission
  • Palace: visits possible only on advance registration or as part of special events

Round trip for Park Railway (without getting off and in again)

  • Full rate: EUR 6.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 3.00
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children: EUR 15.00
  • 1 adult and up to 2 children: EUR 9.00
  • Group rate (15 people and more): EUR 5.00 per person
  • Group rate for pupils (10 pupils and more): EUR 2.00 per person
  • Dogs: EUR 2.00, per station EUR 0.50 (6 stations in total)

Tickets per station

  • Full rate: EUR 1.00
  • Reduced rate: EUR 0.50

Other concessions:

  • Seniors’ Day on every Thursday during the season: reduced fare
  • Parkeisenbahnsaisonkarte (Park Railway Pass, EUR 25.00 / year): 50 % discount on purchase of ticket, 1 child (aged 2-15) free if accompanied by the pass holder
  • Dresden Welcome Cards und Culture Passport Elbe/Labe: 10% discount
  • School Holiday Pass during summer holidays in Saxony: 30% discount

Subject to modifications.

How to Get There

Whether by car, bus or train: You can always reach the Grand Garden and Dresden Park Railway easily. Click here for details of how to get there.


You would like to explore the Garden or the Palace in more detail or individually?

Click here for all information on our guided tours.

Tips for trips

On the Trail of Augustus the Strong

A warm welcome to Schloesserland Sachsen. Baroque splendour and elegant pomp await you. On a weekend trip in Dresden or its surroundings you will discover the celebratory and hunting culture of the Baroque era, on the original sites. Walk in the footsteps of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony, King of Poland and creator of the Baroque atmosphere in the Dresden valley. 
Visit the pavilions and hunting lodges of the Saxon Elector Augustus the Strong, which were built by the famous architect Matthaeus Daniel Poeppelmann. Augustus the Strong extends a hearty welcome to you when you come to Moritzburg Castle, the Dresden Zwinger, Pillnitz Castle and Park, and the Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden.

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