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Moritzburg is a municipality in the district of Meissen in Saxony, Germany, between Meissen itself, an early centre of Saxony, and today's capital Dresden. It is most famous for its Baroque castle, Schloss Moritzburg.

Moritzburg, Saxony
Schloss Moritzburg
Coat of arms of Moritzburg, Saxony
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Location of Moritzburg, Saxony within Meißen district
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Moritzburg, Saxony is located in Germany
Moritzburg, Saxony
Moritzburg, Saxony
Moritzburg, Saxony is located in Saxony
Moritzburg, Saxony
Moritzburg, Saxony
Coordinates: 51°09′54″N 13°40′46″E / 51.16500°N 13.67944°E / 51.16500; 13.67944Coordinates: 51°09′54″N 13°40′46″E / 51.16500°N 13.67944°E / 51.16500; 13.67944
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Government
 • MayorJörg Hänisch (no party)
Area
 • Total46.37 km2 (17.90 sq mi)
Elevation
166 m (545 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,344
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01466–01468
Dialling codes035207, 0351
Vehicle registrationMEI
Websitewww.moritzburg.de

The village, which was originally known as Eisenburg, was first mentioned in 1294. It became a market in 1675. The Saxon state stud has been located here since 1828. In 1884 a narrow gauge railway, the Radebeul-Radeburg line, was built connecting the town to the district capital Radebeul and Radeburg. It was renamed Moritzburg, after the nearby castle, in 1934. The German painter Käthe Kollwitz lived at the invitation of Prince Ernst Heinrich von Wettin in the Rüdenhof in Moritzburg from 1944 until her death on 1945-04-22 . In 1995 a small museum was opened in the Rüdenhof.

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Augustus II the Strong in 1718.
 
The VEB Lokomotivbau Karl Marx Babelsberg (LKM) built 1956 this steam locomotive No. 991777-4. Today pulls the locomotive the Heritage railway by the Radebeul–Radeburg railway, also known as the Lößnitzgrundbahn (Lössnitzgrund Railway). The Radebeul-Radeburg railway runs between Radebeul East station and the small towns of Moritzburg and Radeburg north of Dresden.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.

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