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Schloss Moritzburg is a Baroque Germanic castle in the small town of Moritzburg in the German state of Saxony. It is located close to the city of Dresden. It 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 Augustus II the Strong, elector of Saxony and king of Poland by the architects Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann and Longeloune.

The displays of many areas within the castle are dedicated to the courtly hunting. The collection of red deer antlers is considered to be the most important in the world. In the Monströsensaal are 39 morbidly changed antlers. One of them is the famous 66 point antler. There are wonderful examples of lacquer and splendor furniture, Augsburger silver furniture, Chinese, Japanese and Meissner porcelain as well as hunting weapons in the interior. In the stone hall one can visit the antlers collection, in the Billiardsaal a painting of Louis de Silvestre, and in the entrance hall a collection of Galakut. The castle is also famous for it's sandstone decorations and stuccos.









 

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9/10 Simple, but wonderful :) And look at the great location - fantastic!
But maybe you should show something from the inside Luke, it's stunning ;)
 

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Beautiful location. Seems a confortable place and also interesting design.. :D 9
 

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9/10.
 

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Another aerial photo which shows the exposed location on an island of the river Elbe:



And yeah, Schloss Moritzburg is built on a partly artificial island (of course it couldn't be that symmetric if it'd be natural;))
 
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