duke moritz

Schloss Moritzburg is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg near Dresden in Sachsen (Saxony), Eastern Germany. The castle has 4 round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there in the mid-1500′s. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favorite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. Prince Ernst Heinrich, who lived in the castle between 1933 and 1945, was the last resident of the House of Wettin. He was dispossessed in 1945 by the postwar Soviet administration.