Welcome to Pirna – the Saxon Switzerland City

Famous painter Bernado Bellotto (known as Canaletto) was absolutely taken by Pirna's historic old town. He painted a total of eleven views of the town, including the famous view of the market square. Discover the grand town-villas with their striking gables, ornate oriels and cosy recessed seats in the entrance doorways. The panorama has barely changed since Canaletto's times. After a shopping stroll through the romantic lanes, you can sit back and enjoy a coffee in one of Pirna's many cafés and restaurants.

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How to get there

Karte von Pirna

You can get to Pirna via the A17 motorway or regional rail transport. Dresden airport is about 30 minutes drive away.




TouristService im Canaletto-Haus

Am Markt 7 (Canaletto-Haus)
01796 Pirna
Tel. 03501 556446