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Moritzburg, Saxony

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Moritzburg, Saxony

Moritzburg, Saxony
Coat of arms of Moritzburg, Saxony
Coat of arms
Moritzburg, Saxony   is located in Germany
Moritzburg, Saxony
Moritzburg, Saxony
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Meißen
 • Mayor Georg Reitz (CDU)
 • Total 46.37 km2 (17.90 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,322
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01466–01468
Dialling codes 035207, 0351
Vehicle registration MEI

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.

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 Wettinin the Rüdenhof in Moritzburg from 1944 until her death on

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