Built as a hunting lodge by Duke Moritz, Moritzburg Castle became a royal pleasure palace under Augustus the Strong.
A paradise in a nutshell
The Moritzburg Little Pheasant Castle
The hunting lodge on the large pond is an elaborate Rococo palace before a similarly artistically landscaped backdrop - which includes even a miniature harbor with a lighthouse.
Baroque splendor - never completed
The Moritzburg Castle Park
Friedewald Forest, hunting area of the Wettins for centuries, was developed in the course of damming up of ponds, the laying out of islands, forest aisles, canals, avenues and gardens over the centuries into an artistically designed cultural landscape.