Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais

Hotel Overview


The history of the Taschenbergpalais goes back to the year 1709, when Augustus the Strong had it built for Countess Cosel by the baroque architect Poeppelmann. It was not long before the Palais became a Center of social life, accommodating crown princes and royal guests. The Building was destroyed during World War II, after which only its morbid beauty gave any hint of its former splendor.


Built by August the Strong in the eighteenth century and recently completely restored, the Kempinski Taschenbergpalais blends baroque style with contemporary elegance. Located in the heart of the historic City of Dresden, it is only a few steps from the famous " Zwinger " and the Semper Opera House, 9 kilometers from Dresden Klotzsche Airport, a short Taxi / Tramcar ride from Dresden's Main Railway Station.

Food & Beverages

The 155 seat (75 inside / 80 outside) Intermezzo Restaurant serves light modern cuisine, while the 120 seat Paulaner's Bistro provides an informal alternative.

Intermezzo Restaurant: As you may probably already know, Dresden is also called the " Florence on the Elbe ". Being a historical part of this City, we are committed to this reputation. Therefore, the Restaurant Intermezzo serves fresh and unconventional food and beverages with just a touch of the Mediterranean. Guests may choose from a large variety of fine wines which has made the Intermezzo the place to meet for many gourmets.

  • 75 seats, separated into the bistro and 2 salons
  • 80 seats outside
  • International modern cuisine with local specialities
  • Opening hours: - 06.30 am until 10.30 am - noon until 02.30 pm - 06.00 pm until 11.30 pm - Sundaybrunch: noon until 03.00 pm

Vestibul: The right place anytime. In the vestibule in front of the magnificent baroque stairs built by architect Matthias Daniel Poeppelmann, you can relax while having coffee, tea and cake or you may want to have a glass of champagne and chat a bit with your friends. The picturesque inner countryard is predestinated to celebrate special hours in the Mediterranean flair. Illuminated with chandeliers and candlelight the baroque is the perfect scenery for unique evening receptions.

  • 60 seats inside / 45 seats outside
  • Croissant breakfast, coffee and cakes, snacks
  • Opening hours: daily from 09.00 am until midnight

Bar: Prelude or finale - why not both? A glass of champagne before the Opera, an aperitif to start off your Dinner or the cheerful finale of a great evening, there is always a good reason to visit the Karl May Bar. Here is the place where Hotel guests and night-owls meet in a refined environment where time is easily forgotten.

  • 65 seats
  • Classic Cocktail bar with large choice of exclusive whiskies and international cocktails
  • Little Snacks like Tashenburger, club sandwich or king prawns with Mango-Chili chutney
  • Daily Live Music
  • Opening hours - daily from 07.00 pm until 02.00 am (during the Summer closed on Sunday and Monday)

Palais Bistro: This is a casual restaurant for every occasion - a delicate taste.

  • Open daily from noon until 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm midnight
  • The interior reminds of the charm of French Bistos
  • 44 seats inside / 60 seats outside
  • Special menu for kids