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Discover Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden, which was once a marvelous palace constructed at the behest of King Augustus II of Poland.

A member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2017, the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden was constructed amid the intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated Europe in the 18th century. The history of the Taschenbergpalais is one tied closely to the history of Dresden and the greater region of Saxony. This magnificent palace was originally constructed at the behest of Augustus II the Strong, who was King of Poland throughout much of the early 1700s. King Augustus specifically intended for the Taschenbergpalais to be used by Anna Constania von Brockdorff. Constania had gained power and reputation through an early marriage that had landed her the title of “baroness,” which she was able to transform into an eight year position as the official mistress to the king. After her engagement in local politics cost her political favor with both the King and the city, Anna was banished in 1713 and the palace became the property of the state.

The Turkish Palace, as it was then known, became the home for the local princes and their families. As time continued, though, expansions and embellishments such as sandstone fountains and more rooms were added to the complex. One final wing on the southeast end of the building was added in the mid-1800s. Eventually, the Taschenbergpalais underwent a massive renovation that began more than a century later in 1992. Developers planned to save this marvelous palace by transforming it into a luxurious boutique hotel. The grandeur of the amazing building came back to life some three years later when the palace formally debuted as the “Hotel Tascenbergpalais.” Now known as the “Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden,” this fantastic holiday destination is among the most outstanding vacation hotspots in the entire region.