The dense forests with an abundance of game in the middle of a lovely pond landscape were perfect for the hunting activities of the court. Situated on an artificial island Moritzburg Palace marks the center of these historical hunting grounds – it is one of baroque’s most beautiful treasures.
Moritzburg is only a short drive away from Dresden.
You will have a guided tour through the lavish park around the palace in the picturesque setting of the Moritzburg pond landscape. You will hear exciting and funny stories about the hunting activities of the court, the sumptuous dinners and other good and bad habits of baroque times. Moritzburg is also the filming location for the popular Christmas movie “Three wishes for Cinderella”, and maybe you’ll find the famous lost shoe here. In 2019 Moritzburg Palace was also a major shooting location for the film “Charlie’s Angels”.
The exhibition in the palace boasts rare and priceless leather tapestry, vast quantities of hunting trophies, escpecially rare antlers from all over the world.
The royal bedchamber is absolutely unique: The bed and the tapestries are made of colored bird’s feathers!. The first catholic masses on Saxon soil were held in the baroque chapel.
A short walk brings us to the cosy summer residence, called the Pheasant Palais (Fasanenschlösschen). Right beside this little architectural jewel the next surprise is waiting: There is a lighthouse with a pier – almost like being at the seaside. This place was built as a model of the Dardanelles and was used for playing naval battles for entertainment.
3 Hour trip – Guide’s Fee 135,- Euro
plus admission to the guided tour in the exhibition (on request)
Upon request we can rent a bus, van or taxi for you. (Prices differ according to availability and group/vehicle size)
Ganztagsausflug: Excursion to Meissen (with Porcelain manufactory Meissen)