Castle Hopping Series: {The Zwinger Palace}


The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (outer ward of a concentric castle); it was for the cannons that were placed between the outer wall and the major wall. The Zwinger was not enclosed until the neoclassical building…

Castle Hopping Series: {Schloss Moritzburg}


Moritzburg Castle is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, in the German state of Saxony, about 13km northwest of the Saxon capital, Dresden. The castle has four round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there between 1542 and 1546. The…

Castle Hopping Series: {Heidelberger Schloss}


The castle ruin’s was built in the year 1214 in a Gothic and Renaissance style, and was expanded into two new castles. A large part of the castle was destroyed by lighting strikes in the years 1537 and 1764.