Moritzburg Little Pheasant Castle
Paradise in a Nutshell
The mandarin on the roof of the Little Pheasant Castle greets the visitor from afar with his friendly nod, even if he is a weather-resistant replica only. The original had been sitting in this place 200 year ago already when the Elector Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste von der Pfalz-Zweibruecken staged their weekly hunts. Today, the original collects donations in the adjacent visitor centre for the further restoration of the Rococo palace. The little hunting palace with its miniature port and lighthouse then formed the backdrop of glittering festivals celebrated by the Saxon nobility.
During the major conversions of the Moritzburg hunting castle under Augustus the Strong, a pheasantry came into existence in 1728 east of the hunting castle, which served the breeding of pheasants for hunting for the royal table. Unfortunately, the garden...
Enjoy a tour through the paradise in a nutshell and its peculiarities.
A lighthouse, a harbor and jetty. Maritime flair in Moritzburg.