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LITTLE PHEASANT CASTLE OF MORITZBURG

A project to restore unique rococo architectural finishes

LITTLE PHEASANT CASTLE OF MORITZBURG
Moritzburg, Saxony, Germany
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BACKGROUND

The Little Pheasant Castle, known locally as Fasanenschlösschen, is an eigteenth-century hunting lodge located on the grounds of the Moritzburg estate, outside Dresden, Germany. The building was designed by the Dresden architect Johann Daniel Schade (1730-1798) and constructed between 1770 and 76, to be used for hunting pheasant and other small game. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Starting in 2009, WMF assisted with the conservation of the castle’s interior wall coverings together with the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung (East German Savings Bank Foundation) and Sparkasse Meißen. The project prioritized the conservation of the rarest finishes, which were in urgent need of attention. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Care for its unique interiors is a key part of the preservation of this precious rococo monument. Tthe building is an ideal museum of rococo interior decoration, at a time when Saxony’s historic castles and fortresses have been attracting record numbers of visitors.