Moritzburg

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Moritzburg
Schloss-Moritzburg-von-Süd-West-2012-001-a.jpg
Coat of arms of Moritzburg
Coat of arms
Moritzburg   is located in Germany
Moritzburg
Moritzburg
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
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Meißen
Government
 • Mayor Georg Reitz (CDU)
Area
 • Total 46.37 km2 (17.90 sq mi)
Elevation 166 m (545 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,311
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 01466–01468
Dialling codes 035207, 0351
Vehicle registration MEI
Website www.moritzburg.de

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

The village became a market in 1675. The Saxon state stud has been located in Moritzburg since 1828. In 1884 a narrow gauge railway, the Radebeul-Radeburg line, was built connecting Moritzburg to the district capital Radebeul and Radeburg. 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 1945-04-22 . In 1995 a small museum was opened in the Rüdenhof.

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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.