Schloss Moritzburg (Zeitz)

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View from the park
Side view
Inner courtyard
West gate
Baroque gatehouse
South wall

Schloss Moritzburg is a Schloss (palace) in Zeitz on the White Elster in the Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt. The present baroque building dates from the 17th century and was previously a royal palace and fortified seat of a bishop. Zeitz Cathedral is also located on the site.

History[edit]

In connection with the foundation of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg in 967 the diocese of Zeitz was founded as an auxiliary bishopric in 968 by Otto I.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 51°03′08″N 12°07′35″E / 51.05222°N 12.12639°E / 51.05222; 12.12639