Ivogel, 21, from Ohio, USA, wrote:
I lived in a town called Baernsdorf which was about a fifteen minute bike ride to the Moritzburg Castle. I was in Germany studying with Kent State University. My host mother worked in the gift shop in the castle. I rode my bike past this castle three times a week for an entire month. It is a sight that can not be described into words. The people are wonderful and Baernsdorf is now my second home. This is not just about the castle but about the town it is in and the people who live there. Guten Tage meine Mutti! Ich vermisse dich!
Scott Whipple, 40 from Arizona, USA, wrote:
Moritzburg is more of a Schloss (chateau) than a Burg (castle). The place is completely surrounded by a lake, which gives it an elegant feel. Moritzburg was originally built in the 16th century, but was completely remodeled in the 18th century as a hunting lodge. Inside, it's decorated with paintings and hunting trophies in a way that does not reflect modern tastes at all. Outside is more interesting, with a very nice park around the lake. If you're in the area, be sure to visit the nearby city of Meissen, which has a fortress-castle of its own and several other interesting things.