Moritzburg: A Fairy-tale Castle and its Treasures
Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, had the representative hunting and pleasure lodge built on the walls of the former Renaissance building just outside Dresden’s gates. Not only the porcelain figurine collection of Augustus the Strong, but also the sumptuously painted and ornamented leather wallpapers represent part of Saxon history. Following the saying “what keeps body and soul together”, you are welcomed at the permanent exhibition in the castle kitchen of Moritzburg. Discover what Saxon court life at Moritzburg Castle was like by joining one of the many tours on offer.
The Baroque hunting and pleasure castle of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, was converted in winter 1972/73 into a fairy-tale backdrop for the Czech-German coproduction of »Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella«. Nobody would have thought then that this movie would ever advance to become the most popular German fair-tale film. Meanwhile, this film itself has become part of the history of Moritzburg Castle.
From now on, the fairy tale will come to life every winter on location of where it was shot once. Thus visitors small and tall can indulge into the plot of the most beautiful winter tale of all time.
The Baroque castle compound surrounded by a pond attracts thousands of visitors every year. In the 18th century, it served Saxony’s Elector Frederick Augustus I, also known as Augustus the Strong, as a hunting lodge and a magnificent backdrop for royal delights. A round walk of the castle in summer provides insight into the life at court then.
There are many stories about the castle, which was once used by Augustus the Strong for recreation after returning from hunting. Choose from our wide variety of guided tours and learn about court life of the Saxon nobility.
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Learn more about the unfinished part of Moritzburg, where, even today, true treasures may be found.