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Königsweg (King's Path)

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  • Leuchtturm Moritzburg
    / Leuchtturm Moritzburg
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  • / Moritzburg-Information
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  • / Tunnel Hohburg
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  • / Am Altenteich-Damm
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  • / Schutzhütte am Altenteich
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  • / Vogelbeobachtungskanzel am Frauenteich
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  • / Hotel und Gaststätte Churfürstliche Waldschänke Moritzburg
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  • / Gaststätte Seeblick Moritzburg
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  • / Schlossteich West
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  • / Wildgehege Moritzburg
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  • / im Naturschutzgebiet Moritzburg
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  • / Am Mittelteich Moritzburg
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  • / Schloss Moritzburg
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  • / Fasanenschlösschen
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  • / Ausstellungsraum im Jagdschloss Moritzburg
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  • / Abendstimmung am Moritzburger Schlossteich
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  • / Jagdschloss Moritzburg
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The circular hike on the "Königsweg" combines the experience of a historical cultural landscape with the hunting lodge Moritzburg in the center and a surrounding varied pond and forest landscape, which was already appreciated by the Saxon electors and kings.

The "Königsweg" is a circular hiking trail within the Moritzburg cultural landscape. The 11 km route is easy, almost level and barrier-free.

easy
Distance 11.2 km
4:00 h
20 m
28 m
At the beginning of the hike, the hiker enjoys the splendor of the castle and pond complex. Immediately after leaving the village of Moritzburg, the hike leads into the Friedewald, parts of which were specially designed by the Saxon electors for hunting. The still existing system of aisles and avenues lets the visitor feel the extent of the courtly hunts. Forests and ponds are embedded in a small hilltop landscape and today declared a nature and bird reserve. The more than 25 ponds are connected by an ingenious canal system and are fed exclusively by rainwater. Therefore, they are also called sky ponds. On large parts of the hiking trail you can enjoy the idyllic tranquility of the pond and forest area, and with a little luck even observe white-tailed eagles, egrets and other rare animals. The hike then leads past mysterious-looking traces of former game preserves, such as quarry stone walls, canals, aisles, feed cellars and ditches.

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.

Author’s recommendation

Combine the hike with a visit to Moritzburg Castle with its changing exhibitions. Alternatively, a visit to the game reserve and the Käthe Kollwitz Museum is possible. Find out about the current event offers at the Moritzburg-Information, Tel. 035207-8540. Take advantage of the gastronomic facilities at the Mittelteich (km 6: Restaurant "Seeblick") or at the Fasanenschlösschen (km 9: "Marcolini", "Ausspanne").
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
183 m
Lowest point
162 m
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Safety information

The 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 hints

Parking 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.

Start

Start of the circular walk is at the entrance to Moritzburg Castle, on the other side of the road (Saxon State Stud Farm) (167 m)
Coordinates:
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51.165096, 13.679729
DMS
51°09'54.3"N 13°40'47.0"E
UTM
33U 407687 5669013
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Destination

End of the circular walk is at the entrance to Moritzburg Castle, on the other side of the road (Saxon State Stud Farm)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By 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 there

From 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

Parking

Car: Moritzburg Castle parking lot and 5 other parking lots, fee required (follow parking guidance information)

Coordinates

DD
51.165096, 13.679729
DMS
51°09'54.3"N 13°40'47.0"E
UTM
33U 407687 5669013
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ein Wanderweg-Flyer mit Karte und Hinweisen zur Wanderroute ist in der Moritzburg-Information, Schlossallee 3b erhältlich.

Author’s map recommendations

Die Route ist in allen regionalen Kartenwerken enthalten.

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Equipment

No special requirements.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
20 m
Descent
28 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora and fauna Accessibility Suitable for strollers

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