ein goldenes Weidbesteck
© SKD, Foto: Jürgen Karpinski

The Royal Hunting Palace Hubertusburg and the Peace Treaty of 1763

In Wermsdorf, a small town located between Dresden and Leipzig, is the “Saxon Versailles” – Schloss Hubertusburg, one of the most important 18th century palaces in Germany. This hunting palace of the Elector of Saxony and King August III of Poland, which was completed in 1752, was sumptuously furnished and served the court as a venue for lavish festivities until the outbreak of the Seven Years War. In 1761 the entire contents of Schloss Hubertusburg were destroyed by plundering Prussian troops, and in 1763 it was here that the treaty which ended the Seven Years War between Saxony, Austria and Prussia was signed.

  • Exhibition Site Schloss Hubertusburg, Wermsdorf
  • DATES 28/04/2013—03/11/2013


A special exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of the Peace Treaty of Hubertusburg is intended to revive public awareness of the cultural and historical significance of the former royal hunting palace. The exhibition in the ‘bel-étage’ of the palace will examine the history of courtly hunting culture in Baroque Saxony. Hunting weapons and utensils will be used to illustrate the role of par force hunting from the reign of Elector Johann Georg II until that of August III. Furthermore, no place in Saxony is better suited than Schloss Hubertusburg for presenting the splendour of the Saxon court under August III.

zwei silberne Trompeten
© SKD, Foto: Jürgen Karpinski
Zwei Trompeten des sächsischen Hofes Dresden: Christian Friedrich Riedel; Heinrich Leopold Shmey; Carl Gottlieb Ingermann und unbekannte Dresdner Instrumentenbauer, um 1745-1753, Silber, teilweise vergoldet; Höhe: 72,2 cm


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Die königliche Jagdresidenz Hubertusburg und der Frieden von 1763
Die königliche Jagdresidenz Hubertusburg und der Frieden von 1763

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Costly furniture, paintings, porcelain wares and musical instruments will display the exuberance of an era that was to come to an abrupt end with the Seven Years War and the death of the King in 1763, the year the peace treaty was signed. A varied programme of events, some in association with the Landesbühnen Sachsen, accompany the exhibition and encourage visitors to make excursions into the romantic pond landscape around Wermsdorf.

ein goldener Audienzstuhl mit rotem Samtbezug
© SKD, Foto: Jürgen Karpinski
Joseph Deibel, Audienzstuhl, um 1750 Dresden, Eiche, geschnitzt, Kreidegrund, Poliment-Vergoldung, Tressen, Einsatzpolster, roter Samtbezug mit Goldborte; 162 x 78 x 69 cm


Die Publikation zur Sonderausstellung

Die königliche Jagdresidenz Hubertusburg und der Frieden von 1763

Publikation zur Ausstellung im Schloss Hubertusburg in Wermsdorf/Sachsen (14,90 €, ISBN: 978-3-943444-15-5)


sponsored by: Kulturstiftung der Länder; Ostdeutsche Sparkassenzeitung

touristic partners: Wermsdorf; Tourismusverband Sächsisches Burgen- und Heideland e.V.

weitere Ausstellungen

Further Exhibitions

Grünes Gewölbe

im Residenzschloss


im Schloss Pillnitz

gelber Kasten mit vier Füßen

Gotische Skulpturen aus Sachsen

im Schlossbergmuseum, Chemnitz

Holzskulptur von Madonna mit dem Jesuskind

On the Way to Electoral Power

im Residenzschloss

aufwendig mit Edelsteinen verzierte Kopfbedeckung, darauf Engel und Heilige
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