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Pheasantry Moritzburg

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The famous Moritzburg pheasantry is a 2500 square meter historic pheasantry site, where pheasants were bred more than 250 years ago. The pheasant breeding station, which was reopened in 2006, was a tourist highlight for a long time. Currently the breeding station is closed again
Surrounded by forests, meadows and ponds, the Moritzburg Pheasantry is idyllically located to the east of Moritzburg Castle. On the grounds of the pheasant garden is also the famous pheasant castle and the Marcolini House.

 

Very early on, the pheasant was considered a popular hunting game and delicate game bird, which is why pheasanteries were established in parks near the castle in the 17th and 18th centuries. This delicacy was also not to be missed at the electoral table of Augustus the Strong. In 1728 he had the pheasantry built. After the pheasant garden was devastated during the Seven Years' War, Count Camillo Marcolini rebuilt the pheasantry under Elector Friedrich August III in 1768. In the process, the pheasant castle was also built. The famous pheasant breeding existed until 1916. In 2005, the ancient tradition of the royal house was revived and pheasant breeding was started again. Visitors could not only marvel at the magnificent pheasants, but also learn interesting facts about the pheasant, the park and the Pheasant Castle during guided tours. In addition, various selected restaurants were supplied with the pheasants. Unfortunately, the breeding station is currently empty again.

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Update: October 06, 2021

Public transport

By train:

From the stop Radebeul-Ost with the historic narrow-gauge railroad Lößnitzgrundbahn to the stop Cunnertswalde. The pheasantry is only a few minutes walk away.

By bus:

The Fasanerie is located not far from the bus stop Fasanerie Moritzburg. The bus lines 457 and line 326 to Radeburg bus station stop here.

Coordinates

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51.168909, 13.706133
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51°10'08.1"N 13°42'22.1"E
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33U 409541 5669404
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