Königsweg (King's Path)
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Leuchtturm MoritzburgPhoto: Wolf-Rüdiger Meyer, Dresden Elbland
The "Königsweg" is a circular hiking trail within the Moritzburg cultural landscape. The 11 km route is easy, almost level and barrier-free.
In the last part of the hike, the King's Path leads to a landscaped garden with the Pheasant Castle, which is also called "paradise in a nutshell" because of the complete courtyard in a very small space. Built as a summer palace in rococo style on a hill, it forms a unique landscape ambience in combination with the lighthouse, harbor and large pond, which gives an idea of the opulent courtly festivities celebrated here. Resting places invite you to linger even today.
Safety informationThe trail is almost level and barrier-free. In rainy weather, some parts of the trail can be slightly muddy. More than 95% of the trail is on natural or gravel paths. There are benches at intervals of about 500 m and less.
Tips and hintsParking is available directly at the start and end points of the tour (castle parking lot).
In the Moritzburg-Information (100 m away, Schlossallee 3b) you can get the route flyer and maps.
Public transportBy bus line 407 from Dresden-Neustadt station to Moritzburg-Schloss.
With bus line M (April to October) from Meißen via Niederau and Weinböhla to Moritzburg-Schloss
Narrow-gauge railroad: Lößnitzgrundbahn from Radebeul-Ost through the Lößnitzgrund to Moritzburg station, journey time approx. 30 minutes
Getting thereFrom Dresden: S 179 to Moritzburg, approx. 30 minutes by car.
From A4 and Dresden Airport: S81 to S179, approx. 15 minutes by car
From Meißen, Coswig: via S80 to Moritzburg, approx. 25 minutes by car
From Großenhain: via S81, approx. 30 minutes by car
ParkingCar: Moritzburg Castle parking lot and 5 other parking lots, fee required (follow parking guidance information)
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