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I shared here already my postcard from Pillnitz Castle:

The Pillnitz Castle consists of three separate palaces. The main building, which you have seen in my previous photo is known as the Upper Palace (Bergpalais), built between 1722 and 1723. The most popular on TrekEarth is probably the Riverside Palace (Wasserpalais), built between 1720 and 1721. It is more often photographed since it is located immediately next to the river and it has elegant steps leading down to the river. These two palaces are connected on the east side by the New Palace (Neues Palais), built in Neoclassical style between 1819 and 1826. The New Palace (in this photo) contains the royal kitchen and a Catholic chapel. The roofs and moldings in each of the buildings exemplify the Oriental-influenced style fashionable during that period. Today, the New Palace contains the Palace Museum (Schlossmuseum) with a permanent exhibition presenting its eventful history as a former royal Saxon summer residence.

Pillnitz Castle is known as being given by King Augustus II the Strong to one of his numerous mistresses, known as Countess of Cosel. Augustus is known for fathering a record number of children (365–382). In the statistics given by Wikipedia, he is beaten only by artificial insemination.

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