News from Dresden

News from Dresden

15 Aug 2023

Das Palais – New opening at the Hotel Taschenbergpalais

Dresden, 15 August 2023 – Since the beginning of the year, the Taschenbergpalais, known beyond the borders of the country, has been closed for extensive renovation work. The team at the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski in Dresden is all the more looking forward to the upcoming reopening of its restaurant ‘Das Palais’ on 11 August. The former ‘Palais Bistro’ is now resplendent in a new guise that includes new furnishings, a new menu and, above all, a new team.

Under the management of Laura Weber, a true ‘Taschenberglerin’ who already completed her apprenticeship at the hotel, the new team will pamper guests with the first-class service typical of the hotel and, at the same time, set new standards. 

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‘Das Palais’ has become even more elegant with a new bright interior and its characteristic chandeliers. It offers space for around 60 guests. The former walk-in wine cabinet can now be booked as a ‘Private Dining Room’ for up to six people.

On the terrace, popular in the summer months, right in the heart of the historic old town, another 120 seats are available. During the summer months, the restaurant and its terrace are open daily from 12:00pm to 21:30pm (Wednesday is a day of rest).

The cooperation from the Walentowski Galleries is a great pleasure. The art of Otto Waalkes refreshes the classic ambience of the restaurant and puts a smile on one's face. Guests can also purchase the art exhibited in ‘Das Palais’.

The new look also includes a new menu: the carefully compiled selection consists of seasonal and local specialities as well as national and international classics, such as beef tartare, creamy burrata or Wiener schnitzel. ‘The new concept gives us the opportunity to increasingly offer local products from the region – giving popular classics a new twist’, says the house's Managing Director Marten Schwass. 

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The reopening of the Palais is the first step in the metamorphosis of the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden, which has been undergoing a complete renovation since the beginning of this year. The current plan is to reopen the centrepiece of Dresden's hotel industry in February 2024. Until then, ‘Das Palais’ will ensure that the long wait is somewhat shortened.


About Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski is a classic European grand hotel. Built by the Saxon king August “The Strong” in the 18th century as a pledge of love to his favourite mistress, and faithfully restored in 1995, Grand Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski is a beautiful composition of Baroque art and contemporary elegance. It is located in the very heart of Dresden’s historic city centre, which also includes some of the city’s most renowned sights, such as the Semper Opera House, the Royal Palace and the Dresdner Zwinger. The hotel’s Bel Etage, with views of Dresden’s historic city centre, provides a proper setting for meetings, conventions, exclusive dinners or unforgettable cocktail receptions. All six function rooms feature connecting doors and are individually accessible through the Baroque double-barrelled staircase, which can provide a beautiful background for elegant receptions. Additionally, the divisible meeting space – the ballroom and the 800 sq m (8,611 sq ft) inner courtyard – can host events for up to 500 persons each. The Taschenbergpalais spa and pool area features an indoor pool, and a sauna and wellness area, making it the perfect place to relax and ease your body and mind.

About Kempinski Hotels
Established in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 77 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski whilst embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. •

Press contact 
Clemens Degenhardt
Director of Sales and Marketing
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden
Taschenberg 3 ∣ 01067 Dresden ∣ Germany
T +49 351 4912 603
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