Circular trail through the Moritzburg pond landscape
Distance 12.8 km
Highest point192 m
Lowest point164 m
Saxony's princes were fond of their own game. Countless trophies and ubiquitous hunting and game motifs, which can be admired in the Moritzburg hunting lodge north of Dresden, bear witness to this. Long before Augustus the Strong had the magnificent Baroque building erected here, Duke George the Bearded ordered the draining of the former marshy area around it in the 15th century. Fortunately for strollers and hikers. Ponds, meadows, forests, fields, a game preserve and architectural gems create a picturesque cultural landscape. The pond circuit is very popular. The twelve-kilometer route not only passes Moritzburg Castle, but also romantic picnic spots on reed-lined banks.
Start in Moritzburg/parking lot Kalkreuther Str./Schlossteich-West. Continue on the path to Moritzburg castle park, where it turns left before the castle park. The path leads around the castle park wall, at the height of the rear castle gate go straight ahead. After another 200m turn left into the path marked Allee VIII to Hellhaus. The Hellhaus was a central point for the control of the hunting party during the electoral hunt. At the height of the Hellhaus, turn north along avenue V to the end. On the crossing path turn left and after 100m you reach Kalkreuther Straße at the Mittelteich. Walk north on Kalkreuther Straße for about 400m. After the Bauditz nursery, turn left onto the Alte 2 path. Before the Unterer Altenteich pond, turn right onto X-Weg and then turn left before the Köckritzteich pond. Pass the Furtteich, walk left before the Neuteich and immediately right again. Before the bungalow forest settlement turn left to the Heidehof pond and pass it. The trail continues to the right onto the "F-Weg", where you turn left after 100m onto the LW-Weg. Straight ahead the trail continues on Sternweg. Between Oberen and Unteren Altenteich you go over the dam, then left on W-Weg and before the rest area right on X-Weg. You will reach the entrance to the Sophienteich for a detour. After you are back on the X-path, turn left into Steinerner Weg. After that you have reached your starting point again.
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You can reach Moritzburg with the Lößnitzgrundbahn as well as with the bus lines 326 and 458
Use the A4 in Dresden or take the A13 from Berlin. Via the S179 from Dresden, the S81 from Weinböhla and the Radeburger Straße from Radeburg you will reach Moritzburg.