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Schloss Moritzburg


Moritzburg is a village in the Friedewald area in Saxony, Germany, between Meissen as early centre of Saxony and the today's capital Dresden. It is most famous for its Baroque castle, Schloss Moritzburg.

The castle was built from 1542-1546 as a hunting lodge for Duke Moritz of Saxony. The chapel was added between 1661 and 1671 after designs by Wolf Caspar von Klengels and is a fine example of the early Baroque style. Between 1723 and 1733 the castle was remodelled as a pleasure seat with formal park for Friedrich August I (August the Strong), elector of Saxony and king of Poland by the architects Matthaus Daniel Poppelmann and Longeloune.

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