Pheasant Castle MoritzburgParadise in a nutshell

Only a few people are allowed to enter because this solitaire amongst the German castles is simply too small for crowds. A walk through Little Pheasant Castle therefore remains an exclusive pleasure just as it was in the past. Embedded, to the east of Moritzburg Castle in a gentle cultivated landscape, the prestigious castle built by the Dresden Court in 1770 is the only late Rococo castle remaining in Saxony.

Funding by the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung and the World Monument Fund allowed for it to be comprehensively restored and it is now open to the public again in all of its filigree glory. Originally erected in a confined space in the formerly highly modern chinoiserie style, the Little Pheasant Castle now houses a complete royal household in a small format.

Furniture and murals restored to their original state and a collection of stuffed birds are eye-catchers inside the building. While strolling along the garden outside, visitors can go back in time to the world of the courts of the 18th century. Even more picturesque and scurrile are the jetty and the red-and-white brick lighthouse close by which give testimony to the playful and decadent spirit of the times.


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Free Admission & Benefits


Pheasant Castle Moritzburg
| 01468 Moritzburg

Phone +49 (0) 35207 873-0


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Prices & Opening hours

Please note: The Little Pheasant Castle can be visited only as part of guided tours, usually provided in German (terms & conditions as below). Foreign language guided tours and visiting times reserved for groups can be provided on request

Entrance fee (guided tour in German language):

  • 5,50 EUR | Reduced entrance fee 3,50 EUR
  • Group rate 4,50 EUR
  • schloesserlandPASS: Reduced admission on a guided tour

Opening hours:

May to October 2014

  • guided tours daily (max. 10 ppl.) |
    Mon to Fri every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Sat, Sun and public holidays every half hour from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    We recommend ticket reservation.

Old Splendor in new glory

Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung
World Monuments Fund