Nestled amidst enchanting forests and tranquil lakes, Moritzburg is a picturesque town in Saxony, Germany. It's most famous for the stunning Moritzburg Castle, a Baroque masterpiece that appears to float on water. Read more

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Visit Moritzburg in 2024

Moritzburg is a gem in Saxony's crown, providing a surreal escape from urban hustle and bustle. Situated just about 20 minutes from Dresden, this quaint town is characterized by its pastoral landscapes and historical architecture. The pinnacle of its beauty is undoubtedly the Moritzburg Castle, initially built as a hunting lodge for Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony. The castle is surrounded by a lake, creating the illusion of a floating palace. The interiors, equally lavish, house fine collections of trophies, porcelain, and ornate furnishings.
The town also offers rich wildlife, including game reserves and a bird sanctuary. But it's not all nature and history; the annual Moritzburg Festival, dedicated to chamber music, showcases international talents and draws visitors from around the world. Moritzburg serves as an exceptional getaway that combines culture, nature, and history in a unique package that leaves every visitor mesmerized.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Moritzburg

Moritzburg Castle

A fairy-tale-like castle surrounded by water, famous for its Baroque architecture and opulent interiors.

Little Pheasant Castle

A smaller, charming castle with an exotic flair, known for its Chinese-style decorations.

Wildgehege Moritzburg

A game reserve where visitors can observe local wildlife, including deer and boars.

Moritzburg Lighthouse

A surprising inland lighthouse built to complement the maritime-themed celebrations of Augustus the Strong.


A tiny castle surrounded by gardens and water features, a peaceful getaway with beautiful views.


A museum dedicated to the artist Käthe Kollwitz, offering an intimate look at her life and work.


A cozy, historical building beside a lake, offering meals and snacks. It's a great spot for relaxation and taking in the scenery.

Moritzburg Festival

An annual chamber music festival featuring international artists, held in various venues around the town.


A nearby town famous for its vineyards and wine production, perfect for wine enthusiasts.

Friedewald and Moritzburger Teiche

A network of ponds offering boating, fishing, and bird-watching opportunities.

What else to visit
In and around Moritzburg

Dresden (13.64 km)

Dresden, the former seat of the Saxon kings, is a city of art and culture. Explore the Baroque architecture, world-famous museums and fascinating history of this German city known as the "Florence on the Elbe".

Meissen (14.62 km)

Meissen is often referred to as the "Cradle of Saxony," renowned for its high-quality porcelain, medieval architecture, and lush vineyards. Nestled along the Elbe River, this charming town offers a mix of art, history, and natural beauty.

Pillnitz (21.78 km)

Located on the eastern outskirts of Dresden, along the banks of the Elbe River, Pillnitz Castle & Park is a stunning blend of Baroque and Chinese architectural styles.

Weesenstein (28.91 km)

Discover the poetic charm of Weesenstein Castle, a fairytale-like fortress dramatically set atop a rocky hill in the Müglitz valley. The castle's romantic allure, intriguing history, and panoramic views make it a must-visit gem in the Saxon landscape.

Bastei (35.67 km)

Located in the heart of Saxon Switzerland National Park, the Bastei is a stunning rock formation that towers above the Elbe River. Known for the breathtaking Bastei Bridge, it's a haven for photographers, hikers, and nature lovers.

Kriebstein Castle (48.48 km)

A captivating fortress perched on a rock overlooking the Zschopau River in Saxony, Germany. With its picturesque setting and well-preserved medieval architecture, the castle transports visitors to a world of knights and fairytale-like beauty.

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