Moritzburg Little Pheasant Castle Paradise in a nutshell

The only lighthouse in Saxony

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Little Pheasant Castle

Paradise in a Nutshell

Only a select number of people are granted admission here, because Moritzburg Little Pheasant Castle is simply too small for big crowds. But this will make your visit an exclusive delight – just like in days of old. The palace was built around 1770 – it’s the only one in Saxony that has been preserved in the late rococo style. The chinois Little Pheasant Castle used to house a complete royal household. With authentically restored furnishings, wall coverings and stuffed birds, Moritzburg Little Pheasant Castle has regained its delicate splendor – and some rooms even come with a sea view. When strolling through the grounds that feature the only lighthouse in Saxony, guests are whisked away to the playful and decadent world of the 18th-century aristocracy.

Information around the Little Pheasant Castle

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Further benefits
Reduced rates for guided tours, since the interior of the castle may only be visitited on a guided tour.

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (17 km)

Arrival information:

By car/ tour bus

  • via A4, exit Dresden Wilder Mann, follow the signposts
  • via A13, exit Radeburg, follow the signposts

By public transport

  • rail to Dresden Neustadt Station, then bus line 477 towards Radeburg as far as Moritzburg Castle
  • bus line 477 towards Radeburg as far as Moritzburg Castle 
  • Come here by bus or rail


Take the historic narrow gauge railway »Loessnitzdackel« from Radebeul to Moritzburg. You reach Radebeul Ost by city rail S1 (Dresden-Meißen). For further information go to

Opening hours and admission prices

Closed opens on 30. April 2024


Further information on opening hours and admission prices can be found here


Moritzburg Little Pheasant Castle

Fasanerie | 01468 Moritzburg

Property of State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony, non profit

+49 (0) 35207 873-610

Visitor Center at the Little Pheasant Castle

The former court kitchen building is immediately adjacent to the Little Castle. Today, it houses the Visitor Center where you can purchase your tickets for the Little Pheasant Castle as well as the museum shop, a garden café, cloakrooms, restrooms and changing special exhibitions.

At the times of the Saxon princes, it accommodated the kitchen, the pantry and the quarters for the servants for the Little Pheasant Castle. After this was not need anymore after the 19th century, it served residential and administrative purposes.

The Visitor Center and the garden café are open during the same times of the Little Pheasant Castle’s opening hours.

See here for further information on our catering.