Welcome to the Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden An unfinished symphony

Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden

Versailles of Saxony – an Unfinished Symphony

Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden near Pirna is one of the most remarkable gardens in Germany. After the Imperial Count August Christoph von Wackerbarth had built Frederick’s Little Palace as a retirement home in 1719, it was sold shortly afterwards to Augustus the Strong. Augustus had the baroque garden completely redesigned – and even drew some of the sketches himself. He wanted to create Saxony’s answer to the Palace of Versailles. But due to an acute lack of funds at the court of Dresden, which had otherwise spent without restraint, Grosssedlitz sadly remained unfinished. Nevertheless, all 12 hectares of the magnificent park continue to amaze guests to this day. The enchanting charm of the »Versailles of Saxony« is exuded by two orangeries, water features and around 60 sculptures. The grounds are particularly impressive in summer, when the park bathes in the blossom of orange trees and other exotic plants.


Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden

Parkstraße 85 | 01809 Heidenau

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

+49 (0) 3529 5639-0

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