Covering 147 hectares, the Grand Garden is one of Europe’s most important garden estates. Today, the impressive testimonial to Baroque and English landscape design with its diversity in flora and fauna is a popular recreational resort at the heart of Dresden.


The Grand Garden of Dresden and the Dresden Park Railway

Kavaliershaus C, Hauptallee 10 | 01219 Dresden

Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit

Opening hours
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
Days of closure:

From May to September we are open every 1st Thursday from 9:30 a.m. groups of children ordered will receive priority transport.

Trains run according to weather conditions and passenger numbers.

Steam locomotive operation at weekends and on public holidays until October 6.

From October 9, our opening hours will be shortened to 5 p.m. due to the onset of darkness.

On public holidays, the timetable applies from Saturday to Sunday. 

Further special trips within the operating hours are possible on request. Special rates apply.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact the management of the Dresden Park Railway.



Admission prices

Full rate (Adults, 4 - 6 Stations / Roundtrip):
7,00 EUR
Reduced rate (4 - 6 Stations / Roundtrip): i
4,50 EUR
Free entry : i
0,00 EUR

Other discounts:

Full rate (Adults, 1 - 3 Stations):
4,00 EUR
Reduced rate ( 1-3 Stations):
2,50 EUR
Groups (p.P. / from 15 persons):
5,00 EUR
Family (max. 2 Ad. + 4 Kids under 17 years):
14,00 EUR
Kids - and Pupilgroups (p.P. / from 10 persons):
2,00 EUR
25,00 EUR

Thursday is Senior Citizens' Day: Senior citizens aged 65 and over travel at a reduced fare.

Dogs (only on a leash and with a muzzle): € 0.50

Baby carriages (can only be taken in the goods compartment, not possible on round trips): € 0.50

Parkeisenbahncard (€ 25.00/year): 50% discount on ticket purchase I 1 child (2-16 years) accompanied by the cardholder receives free travel

Dresden holiday pass during the Saxon summer vacations: 50% discount

We reserve the right to make timetable changes and interruptions due to weather conditions!

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Arrival & map

Arrival information:

By car

  • via A4/17, all exits to Dresden city center (Dresden Zentrum)
  • follow the signposts to Dresden Zoo or the »Transparent Factory« (Glaeserne Manufaktur)
  • parking facilities along the surrounding roads or at outdoor swimming pool »Georg-Arnhold-Bad«
  • no cars allowed in the Grand Garden of Dresden 

By rail

  • take tram line 9,10 or 11 from Dresden Main Station 

By bus and tram

  • tram lines 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • bus lines 61, 63, 75, 85
  • stops Strassburger Platz, Comeniusplatz, Grosser Garten (Hygienemuseum), Lennéplatz, Querallee, Tiergartenstrasse
  • interactive and multimodal planning of your trip at Greenmobility 


Everything Around The Dresden Grand Garden and The Dresden Park Railway

Tips for trips

The Gardens of Kings

Take a walk in Saxony’s most beautiful gardens, allow to be inebriated by their scents, experience unexpected views and gain undreamt-of insights. Relax in the spacious gardens or stroll in sunshine, accompanied by the splashing of fountains. And take a piece of Schloesserland home with you: a flower bed brick from Bad Muskau, a camellia shoot from Pillnitz, summer flowers or an Azalea from Weesenstein can all be purchased in those places.

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