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Moritzburg Castle (German: Schloss Moritzburg) is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, in the German state of Saxony, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northwest of the Saxon capital, Dresden. The castle has four round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there between 1542 and 1546. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. The original castle, built from 1542–1546, was a hunting lodge for Moritz of Saxony, then Duke of Saxony. Elector John George II of Saxony had the lodge extended; the chapel was added between 1661 and 1671. Designed by his architect, Wolf Caspar von Klengels, the chapel is an example of early Baroque architecture. The surroundings of the castle were further developed by Elector Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, a greatgrandson of Augustus II the Strong, at the end of the 18th century. The Little Pheasant Castle (Fasanenschlösschen) was built between 1770 and 1776. The grounds were extended to include a building for the storage of bird nets, the large Well of Venus, living quarters for Count Camillo Marcolini and a maritime setting on the Great Lake complete with a miniature harbour with jetty and lighthouse. Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony, who lived in the castle between 1933 and 1945, was the last resident of the House of Wettin. He was dispossessed in 1945 by the postwar Soviet administration.

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    In 1972 Moritzburg Castle was one of the locations of the Czechoslovak-German film Tři oříšky pro Popelku (“Three Nuts for Cinderella”), which became a popular fairy-tale movie in Central Europe.

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture & reflections my friend ! Hugs

  • thanks Tom…good to be back on the bubble…how are you?

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 1 year ago

  • thank you :)

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  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Been here too i am german and served overseas in Lahr west Germany blk forrest lived on the economy and have books and lots of thing i brought back from all i visited ect where u here as well??

  • I always wanted to visit this castle and it was close to Dresden, where I was supposed to see a concert of Neil Young that was cancelled…took some lovely pics instead :)

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  • This is Fife Scotland
    This is Fife S...about 1 year ago

    I say this is quite magical, the light, colour & reflections has afforded you a first class opportunity to capture a wonderful creative image in my basket I absolutely love this one. WINNER

  • thank you for taking us there :) Rodius, too!

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  • This is Fife Scotland
    This is Fife S...about 1 year ago

    P.S earlybird gets the worm!! as the water & light were spot on Well done Sabine

  • we were lucky overall with the good weather during our travels…

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  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliot12 months ago

    Very nice image and great story

  • thanks Noel :)

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia212 months ago

  • thanks Sarnia

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