July 31, 2017

Visit Germany: Moritzburg Castle


hello! i hope you have a wonderful summer so far. how time flies, i haven't wrote any new post since a month! that is because my summer break has started since and i unintentionally take a break from blogging. in the meantime i had a summer vacation in Indonesia for 2 weeks, which was amazing. i have so many things to blog but before summer ends i am gonna start my summer post with a beautiful place here in Germany!

we still have a list of places we would love to visit and since we live in the capital city of the Free State of Saxony, it is kind of advantageous because Germany has tons of pretty corners. i know we live here for awhile and we still have many time to tick off on the list but hey, why not now? we decided to go to Moritzburg, the beautiful hunting castle of August the Strong that surrounded by a pretty big lake. it really feels like being part of a fairy tale when i was there, except the fact that Cinderella movie (orig.: Three Wishes for Cinderella) from 1973 was shot there. 

Moritzburg - Location

it is located in the German state of Saxony, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northwest of the Saxon capital, Dresden.

Opening hours and entry fees

the area can only be reached by foot hundred meters from the parking lot. everybody can visit Moritzburg castle at any time of the year except 4 days: Feb 27 to Mar 17 and Nov 6 to Nov 17. the entrance fee costs for an adult 8€.


Interior of Moritzburg

the interior of the castle is decorated with examples of opulent baroque decor from the time of Augustus the Strong, which is magnificent. many rooms' furnishings are dedicated to courtly hunting. the walls are covered in 17th century gold-gilded leather. 

there are also lots of beautiful paintings on the wall, mostly portraits of important people by the time. there are also smaller wax-portraits displayed and a little fabled feather room, which are really fascinating. it is impressive how amazing all the things there look like that still last over hundred years. of course some of them are old and smell like one, but they are also still in a great shape.

the collection of red deer antlers is one of the most important of its kind. the castle's largest collection of antlers is shown in the Speisesaal, which is mind-blowing! i wish i had that kind of dining room (without red deer antlers, please)!


Around Moritzburg Castle

i find it cute that they put a golden shoe on one of the stairs of Moritzburg Castle as a reminder where the Cinderella loses her shoe on the movie. as a visitor, i never thought there were one so it is more interesting to see. but especially the beautiful lake that you can also enjoy. and many many ducks!


excuse me for a second, just found my shoe! (haha!)


the weather was really nice there and we had such a great time! it is one of those moments that i wish i could stop time and enjoy beautiful things in life with my favorite person like this. and what an amazing place Moritzburg is!

have a lovely Monday!

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