Moritzburg Castle

Schloßallee, 01468 Moritzburg

Tel. : +49 (0) 35207 8730

Fax : +49 (0) 35207 87311


The certainly most beautiful Saxon moated castle is named after Duke Moritz, who, in 1542, built a hunting lodge near his residence in Dresden. In 1723 Augustus the Strong commissioned Matthaeus Daniel Poeppelmann, architect of the Dresden Zwinger, with the conversion of the building to provide an appropriate and magnificent setting for his glittering parties. One of the most outstanding collections of hunting trophies in Europe is not the only big treasure of Moritzburg Castle. The “Feather Room” even won a European Cultural Heritage Award. Far over one million colorful feathers were made into a unique piece of decorative art: the magnificent bed of Augustus the Strong. Just as unique is the lavishly painted gold leather tapestry on the walls of the electoral refuge. When in Moritzburg the visitor should by no means miss a look at the Little Pheasant Castle that can be reached in just a few minutes on foot or by horse-drawn coach. Even today, Moritzburg has not lost its cultural importance. This can be experienced every year at the »Moritzburg Festival of Chamber Music« and the autumnal »Stallions’ Parade« in the former royal stud farm outside the castle gates.


Notes on accessibility / deviations from the pictograms:

  • Driveway (10% incline, 40 m length) to castle entrance
  • Accompanying person required
  • Passage by car to the castle can be arranged upon prior notice
  • Wheelchair users please register at the desk (1 threshold of 4 cm) for usage of the castle lift
  • Baroque castle, the “Cinderella” exhibition, castle restaurant and castle park are accessible
  • Toilet for wheelchair users: door 94 cm, 150x150 cm in front and 100 cm to the right of the toilet, 46 cm toilet height

  • Guided tours for blind guests and people with learning disabilities are available on request

  • The Fasanenschlösschen (Little Pheasant Castle) is not accessible, because of steps

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Accessibility Information

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp


Operating elements with a height of > 115 cm are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space inside elevator min. 110 x 140 cm

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities