Moritzburg CastleA fairytale castle and its treasures

The certainly most beautiful Saxon moated castle is named after Duke Moritz, who built a hunting lodge in 1542 near his residence in Dresden. In 1723 Augustus the Strong commissioned Matthaeus Daniel Poeppelmann, architect of the Dresden Zwinger, with the conversion of the building to provide an appropriate and magnificent setting for his glittering parties. This resulted in a Baroque jewel with four towers in ochre and white, the splendor of which is mirrored in the artificial lake surrounding the castle.

One of the most outstanding collections of hunting trophies in Europe is not the only big treasure of Moritzburg Castle. Just as unique is the lavishly painted gold leather tapestry on the walls of the electoral refuge. The “Feather Room” even won a European Cultural Heritage Award. Far more than one million colorful feathers were made into a unique piece of art: the magnificent bed of the castle lord for the purpose of representation – a bed as one cannot find another one in the world.

And there was a good reason why the stately home was used as a magical backdrop in the legendary fairytale movie “Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella”. During the winter season, the Baroque castle turns into a mekka for hundreds of thousands of fans of the most beautiful fairytale movie of all time. In the exhibition on the cult-movie, one can walk in the steps of the cheeky little fairytale princess. Also, the visitor should by no means miss a look at the Little Pheasant Castle that can be reached in just a few minutes on foot or by horse and carriage.










Tips for Trips: On the trail of August the strong

Free Admission & Benefits


Moritzburg Castle
| 01468 Moritzburg

Phone +49 (0) 35207 873-18


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Prices & Opening hours

Entrance fee:

  • 8,00 EUR | Reduced entrance fee 4,00 EUR
  • 2 adults and up to 4 children 16,00 EUR
  • 1 adult and up to 2 children 8,00 EUR
  • Group rate (15 people and more) 6,00 EUR
  • Free admission for visitors on their birthday
  • Free admission with schloesserlandPASS

Opening hours:

Mar19 to Nov 1 (Baroque Castle with Feather Room)

  • Museum : 10:00 - 18.00 Clock | last admission 17:00 Clock
  • Castle tours (in German) 10:30 clock | 12:00 clock | 14:00 clock | 15:30 clock
  • Audioguide available in English and Czech

until Feb 28 and from Nov12 again (ONLY Winterexhibition »Three Wishes for Cinderella«)

  • Tuesday to Sunday : 10:00 - 18:00 clock | last admission 17:00 Clock
  • Closed on Mondays (except Dec27) and on Dez 24 and 31