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Little Pheasant Castle
Little Pheasant Castle
The shell-pink Fasanenschlösslein (
Little Pheasant Castle) in the park stands at the entrance route leading to the main castle of Mortizburg on its formal island in the lake. It stands high and cubical, five bays wide on each face, under a high roof with an ogee profile that is capped by an open cupola that has a pair of Chinese figures under a parasol for a finial. Thanks to a generous donation of an anonymous benefactor, the castle has been extensively reconstructed and is now open to the public in all of its former glory. Originally erected in a confined space in the formerly highly modern chinoiserie style, it now houses a complete royal household in a small format.
Furniture, stoves and murals restored to their original state and a collection of stuffed birds are eye-catchers inside the building. While strolling along the garden outside, visitors can go back in time to the world of the courts of the 18th century. Even more picturesque and scurrile are the jetty and the red-and-white brick lighthouse close by which give testimony to the playful and decadent spirit of the times.
Hours: April – October 10am-5pm.
Admission: You are requested to register. Admission including tour fee is 5.50 € adults, 3.50 € concessions.
Address: Barockschloss und Fasanen, 01468 Moritzburg
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Moritzburg is a municipality in the district of Meißen 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.
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