Moritzburg Palace, also known as Schloss Moritzburg in Deutsch is a Baroque palace located in Moritzburg, 13 kilometre away from Dresden. It is named after the Duke Moritz of Saxony, who built a hunting lodge there back in the 1540 and the palace had been his favorite hunting area from since. The palace is so majestic both from the outside or the inside. The palace is an example of one beautiful Baroque architecture. A chapel was also built nearby the Moritzburg Castle but it was changed to a formal park and ponds as you could see now when you visit the castle.
Explore the unique and charming Baroque architecture in the Morizurg Castle
1. Little Pheasant Castle
Little Pheasant Castle was built a walk away from the Moritzburg Castle. It is also called as Fasanenschlösschen. The little Pheasant Caslte is located at the end of an alley which leads to Moritzburg Castle. It has the color of pink making it look like a castle from an old fairy tale. You can see at the outside of the castle a stairway to a miniature harbour, jetty, and also a lighthouse standing almost 22 metres high. These were once used to reenact battles for the monarch's ausement.
2. The ruins of the Hellhaus
The ruins of the Hellhaus were once used for the court hunting parties where from this place they could know the direction of the game because it is located in a strategic place. It is located at the intersection of the alleys which connect to this place as well as the castle. The ruins of Hellhaus, albeit ruins, are still a pretty place with an old feeling so you can come to take a look at the ruins of Hellhaus when visiting Moritzburg Castle.
3. Well of Venus
The Well of Venus is located near The Little Pheasant Castle. It is a fountain and is among the largest Baroque fountains in Saxony. Although some people who visit Moritzburg Castle doesn't usually come and see the Well of Venus, but it is a scenic place. From here, you can also see the castle so you might as well come here to take a picture of the Well of Venus with Moritzburg Castle as a background.
How to Get Tickets?
You can buy the ticket at the front gate for 8 euro to the Moritzburg Castle. Children under 5 can enter for free. If you want to visit The Little Pheasant Castle, you can buy a combined ticket. It will cost you EUR11 fofr adults. Free admission is allowed for people visiting the castle on their birthday so you can try visiting here on your birthday for free admission to the castle.
How To Get Around?
You can get around the places around the castle on foot easily as the places are not far from each other.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code to wear in the Moritzburg Castle so you can wear anything comfortable to you.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit the castle would be around 10AM in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds but it is a big place so you can also avoid the crowds by visiting other places first. Last admission to the castle is one hour before 6PM, the closing time.
Will I Need a Guide?
You can go around Moritzburg Castle on your own and explore the place as you like, but if you want to know more about the castle and its history, you can use their guided tours or use the audio tours for EUR2 for one person.
How To Get There?
You can come to Moritzburg Castle by public transportation. If you're using the public transportation, stop at Dresden Neustadt Station rail station and then continue by bus with line number 326 towards Radeburg to the Moritzburg Castle. You can opt to use car or taxi but it will cost you more.
There might be exhibitions in the palace such as Baroque Exhibition or Three Hazelnut for Cinderella on the date you want to visit, so make sure you check on the information first on the web if you don't want to miss these exhibition as it only lasts for a few months.