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.


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