Built by the Saxon king August the Strong in 1705 as a pledge of devotion for his beloved Anna Constantia, Countess of Cosel, and faithfully restored in 1995, Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden blends the baroque style with contemporary elegance and five-star comfort. It is harmoniously integrated into the heart of Dresden’s historic old city centre (Altstadt) and is only a few steps away from the city’s most famous sights such as the Semper Opera House, the Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), Dresdner Zwinger and the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche).
All 182 spacious guest-rooms and 32 suites are furnished with the finest materials and feature royal blue fabrics and fittings made of red elm wood. In addition to its rooms, Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski offers exceptional meeting and conference facilities with ten different function rooms, most of which have a view of Theatre Square. A 512 sq m ballroom provides the perfect setting for business or leisure events with space enough to accommodate up to 500 guests. The hotel offers also five-star catering services in and around Dresden.
After a day of meetings, relaxation is provided by the spa lounge on the fifth floor, which has about 380 sq m of space, a heated indoor pool, sauna and a small gym or solarium. Professional massages and various beauty and wellness treatments are also available.
Culinary offerings can be found at three different restaurants, an attractive café and an award-winning hotel bar. As a Grand Hotel, the Taschenbergpalais lives by the principles of European excellence – an attitude that is reflected in the culinary approach. The name is an obligation and stands for the highest quality and enthusiastic hospitality – all key values in executive chef Joerg Mergner’s occupational philosophy. A rich heritage, playful straightforwardness and natural elegance are the signature ingredients of Mergner’s creations.
While Restaurant Intermezzo offers an exceptional fine-dining experience with Mediterranean influences, Palais Bistro allures with French charm and an authentic yet lively menu. A very special place is the Restaurant Lesage at the Transparent Factory of Volkswagen in Dresden. Embedded in the very heart of a factory and made entirely of glass and steel, Restaurant Lesage stands for culinary art with an international and slightly avant-garde twist. Relaxed afternoons are best spent with some coffee or tea specialities and sweet treats in the light and elegant ambience of Café Vestibül or in the picturesque inner courtyard during summer months. The velvety glow of a night in Dresden is caught in the liquid promises of Bar Manager Niko Pavlidis’ exceptional creations in the Karl May Bar.
Another interesting detail: During winter, the hotel’s inner courtyard is transformed into a sparkling ice-rink promising the most joyful winter afternoons.
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Dresden welcomes its guests with plenty of historical sites, which are famous all over the world. Get to know this extraordinary city and its enchanting surroundings on a sightseeing tour, or maybe on an exceptional excursion. We can arrange an individual programme just for you, and in the meantime, we will introduce the most beautiful places in and around Dresden.
Royal Palace – about 10 m away. Since being constructed in the 15th century, the Royal Palace has undergone many changes. After sumptuous restoration work, it is once again possible to marvel at the many treasures of the palace. Visitors can wander through the gorgeous chambers of August the Strong in the Green Vault.
Dresdner Zwinger – about 180 m away. Originally designed as an orangery for the royal celebrations of Saxon king August “The Strong”, Dresdner Zwinger today serves as a venue for exhibitions, festivals and other events.
Semper Opera House – about 210 m away. Tradition and continuous restoration are always part of the programme for the Saxony state opera, and it continues the traditions of great Italian opera to this day. After its destruction during the war, the opera house was faithfully reconstructed and reopened in 1985, complete with its famous foyer and the original frontage. Today, the opera house has become the pride of the German nation.
Brühl’s Terrace – about 350 m away. Referred to by Goethe as the “Balcony of Europe”, Brühl’s Terrace offers a sensational view of the Neustadt and the River Elbe. The terrace was created in the 18th century as a private pleasure garden for Earl Brühl, and includes a place of historical importance. This is the spot where Johann F. Böttger invented world-famous Meißen porcelain in 1708.
Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) – about 550 m away. After its destruction in 1945, the most extravagant Protestant church in Germany became, for a long time, a memorial of the Second World War. However, since October 2005, it has shone with a new splendour on one of Europe’s most beautiful squares – the Neumarkt.
Moritzburg Castle – about 13 km away. This Baroque hunting château built by August the Strong is situated on a man-made lake and is one of the most beautiful lakeside castles in all of Europe. It is surrounded by an ample park so inviting that many guests take a walk in it.
Pillnitz Castle – about 13 km away. Built as a summer residence for the Saxon Court in the 18th century, Pillnitz Castle is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Saxony. An enchanting park connects the Wasserpalais, the palace that is situated on the River Elbe, with the Bergpalais.
The City of Meißen – about 29 km away. Meissen is famous as the historical heart of Saxony. The middle-class houses and the small alleyways of the town give the visitor a very special feeling of time and place. The emblem of the city is the world-famous Meissen porcelain and visitors can see a demonstration of porcelain making and admire the manufacture “white gold” at close range.
The Elbe Sandstone Highlands – about 59 km away. As one of the most beautiful national parks in Germany, the district of Saxon Switzerland invites visitors to enjoy long walks through a dreamlike landscape. Marvel at the bizarre Sandstone Needles or enjoy the marvellous views over the Bastei Bridge and the delightful Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Fortress Königstein – about 42 km away. The buildings imposing location on a rock plateau, the Table Mountain, and its high walls have made the Königstein Fortress invulnerable for centuries. Today, visitors can enjoy a sensational view over the Elbe valley and go for a stroll on the ramparts, which are 750 years old.