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Moritzburg, Saxony

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Country  Germany
District  Meißen
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  46.37 km²
Local time  Sunday 2:04 AM
State  Saxony
Elevation  166 m (545 ft)
Postal codes  01466–01468
Population  8,189 (31 Dec 2008)
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Weather  4°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 79% Humidity
University  Protestant University of Applied Sciences Moritzburg
Points of interest  Moritzburg Castle, Wildgehege Moritzburg, Fasanenschlösschen, Leuchtturm, Erlebnisplantage Moritzburg

Moritzburg is a municipality in the district of Meissen in Saxony, Germany, between Meissen itself, an early centre of Saxony, and today's capital Dresden. It is most famous for its Baroque castle, Schloss Moritzburg.

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Map of Moritzburg, Germany

The village, which was originally known as Eisenburg, was first mentioned in 1294. It became a market in 1675. The Saxon state stud has been located here since 1828. In 1884 a narrow gauge railway, the Radebeul-Radeburg line, was built connecting the town to the district capital Radebeul and Radeburg. It was renamed Moritzburg, after the nearby castle, in 1934. The German painter Käthe Kollwitz lived at the invitation of Prince Ernst Heinrich von Wettin in the Rüdenhof in Moritzburg from 1944 until her death on 1945-04-22 . In 1995 a small museum was opened in the Rüdenhof.

Twin towns

  • Cochem, Germany.
  • References

    Moritzburg, Saxony Wikipedia


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