Enjoy a costume tour of a special kind: roam through Pillnitz Castle with Countess von Brühl. On this 1.5-hour tour with costumed guides, you’ll enjoy a champagne reception upon arrival and discover the saucy details of the festivities at the palace.
What to Expect
You’ll be greeted by Countess von Brühl at the "Alte Wache" or Old Guardhouse. The court protocol requires that guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. The countess will then explain civilized etiquette to get you ready for the evening's formal ball.
After the drink the ladies of status begin their tour, taking you to the starting point of all festivities: the Riverside Palace. The Venetian gondolas moor here, from which the guests emerge before they indulge in lavish feasts, masquerade balls, theater performances, illuminations, and much more.
In the pleasure garden between the Upper Palace and the Riverside Palace, the Countess bestows a deep insight into the subtle art of Baroque society games and reminisces about the bygone festivities. However, they stop for a moment when entering the palace garden. In the shadows of the colossal hedges, the cloak of secrecy is lifted to reveal the secrets to the art of female communication with a handheld fan.
With the certainty of being able to hold your own in front of the women at the court, you'll walk through the conifer garden and enjoy the highlights of the French, English, Dutch, and Chinese garden culture.
The tour continues on to uncover one or two more secrets to the Baroque art of seduction, before concluding in the elegant Fliederhof, a courtyard of lilacs that will be sure to please your senses. The tour ends with the presentation of a letter of recommendation.
- Guided tour with costumed guide
At the "Alte Wache" visitor center in Pillnitz
Know Before You Go
The public tours at the scheduled times are in German only.
Private group bookings are available in English, Russian, Dutch, and Spanish.