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Moritzburg Castle

Moritzburg Castle

The castle is located in the vicinity of Dresden, just a 20-minute drive from downtown. It stands on a small island in the middle of a quiet pond amidst a forest of greenery. Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, was very fond of hunting, and the local forests were always full game. And in the 18th century on the site of the country house of Maurice of Saxony, has a magnificent hunting castle in Baroque style, which seemed to be hovering over the water.

In a country residence of the Wettin dynasty around 200 rooms, all of them kept the spirit of the era and are eager to share it with visitors. Castle decorated with all sorts of attributes and hunting trophies. It houses one of the finest collections of trophies in Europe. Found everywhere in the halls of the antlers, and the largest - weighing almost 20 kg.

Interiors are fully devoted to the topic of Moritzburg hunting. Expensive leather wallpaper, inlaid with silver, exclusive furniture, ordered the best masters from France and Germany, this luxury is embodied in the famous kinoskazki "Three Nuts for Cinderella." It is in Moritzburg were shooting scenes of the royal ball. Witness to this event Cinderella slipper itself, which is to the left of the entrance to the castle.

Elegant porcelain and authentic Chinese vases - another pride of the castle. The collection includes fine dining items imported from Japan and China. For the priceless collection Augustus the Strong, an ardent fan of art and beauty, gave a regiment of dragoons.

Excursions in Moritzburg tested every day from April to October at 10:30, 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00. In winter - at 10:30 and 12:00, Monday - day. The entrance ticket costs about 7 euros. From the train station Dresden-Neustadt in Moritzburg a bus number 326. Transport stops right next to the castle, so it is difficult to get lost. If you are by car, take the A4 motorway, exit Dresden-Wilder Mann; and the A14 highway, exit Radeburg.

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