Moritzburg

hunting lodge and game park

Moritzburg, the elector’s hunting lodge in a small town of the same name, is only 25 minutes by car from Hotel am Blauen Wunder. Buses also run - please ask reception for the best connection.

The woodlands and lakes around the small town of Moritzburg were a favorite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony, and what began as a hunting lodge was expanded into an impressive Baroque palace in the 18th century, complete with artificial lake, formal gardens, exotic interiors and one of the world’s most important collections of deer antlers.

The fairy tale adaptation ‘Three Gifts for Cinderella’ – a staple Christmas movie in most German families – was filmed here in 1973, and an exhibition of the original sets and costumes draws large numbers of visitors every winter. In the summer months, Moritzburg hosts a string of festive events and weddings.

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The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.

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Dresden Neustadt "new town"

Explore alternative culture, night life and international flair in Dresden's most colorful neighborhood.

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Elbe river banks

Our local recreation area - lush nature in the middle of town!

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change of perspective

Dresden's two funicular railways offer exceptional views across the Blaues Wunder and Dresden.

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art & museums

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna is one of the most famous paintings on display in Dresden, and its angels are the mascots for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections). But there are countless more museums and exhibitions waiting for your visit:

  • Gemäldegalerie Alte & Neue Meister
  • Grünes Gewölbe
  • Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Militärhistorisches Museum
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Meissen

This town is over 1000 years old and invites you to time travel through its crooked alleys and up the steep ascents to the castle hill.

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Elbe bike path

If you are travelling by bike, Dresden is a stop you cannot miss. Sections N and O meet here and run through town along either side of the river.

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Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Called Saxon Switzerland for good reason, the breathtakingly bizarre rock formations in this special part of the Elbe valley are a delight for hikers and climbers.

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Pillnitz palace & park

Best known for its spectacular gardens and water displays, as well as a huge Camellia tree - over 250 years old!

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White Fleet

Cruise along the Elbe river on an historic steamboat and watch the landscape unroll on both sides.

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