Moritzburg: A Fairy-tale Castle and its Treasures

Welcome to Moritzburg Castleenlarge view

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.

Speisesaal mit Jagdttrophäenenlarge view

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.

» Moritzburg Castle in Summer

The Menageries – Baroque zoological gardens of Augustus the Strongenlarge view

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.
Further information on history.

» Learn about the history of the castle

View to the Moritzburg Castle Parkenlarge view

Learn more about the unfinished part of Moritzburg, where, even today, true treasures may be found.

» Information about Castle Park