Moritzburg Castle
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Visit to Moritzburg Castle
Moritzburg Castle, the former residence of Augustus the Strong - King of Poland and Elector of Saxony - is just 20 minutes' drive from Dresden city center, surrounded by a beautiful man made pond and forest. Precious porcelain, furniture and paintings still bear witness to the impressive court living and dining culture of the 18th century. Large format painted and decorated leather wall coverings transform the halls of the castle into a veritable picture book of ancient mythology. The castle is also home to one of the biggest collections of trophies in Europe, which commemorates the pleasure for hunting of the Wettin rulers and their guests. Adriana Yampey traveled to Saxony, Germany courtesy of Saxony Tourism and Avanti Destinations as part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For additional information on Adriana’s journey, visit and follow the USTOA blog.
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