The Green Heart of Dresden
The most impressive park in the region, the Grand Garden, is located at the heart of the Saxon capital. The 147-hectare garden, inspired by its French counterparts, was commissioned by Elector John George III in 1678. The two main avenues converge at the Palace that is now used as a venue for festivals and exhibitions. The Palace is surrounded by the baroque section of the garden. The remaining part is designed as an English landscape park with winding paths, small forests and bodies of water. Visitors can take a complete tour of the exciting landscape on the Dresden Park Railway, which has traditionally been operated with the support of children and teenagers. The Grand Garden is a cultural hub in the middle of the city with a wide range of restaurants and open-air stages – not to mention Dresden Zoo and the Botanical Garden.
Baroque Splendor at the Heart of Dresden: The Grand Garden of Dresden
Only a few minutes from Dresden’s city center, it becomes obvious that the art of gardening and landscaping is of great importance to Saxony’s state capital still today. With its Grand Garden, Dresden has one of Europe’s most important gardens.