When Augustus the Strong moved into this 16th century Saxon castle, he transformed its hunting lodge vibe into an opulent palace for parties, replete with gilded leather on the walls (save for the room where one million feathers from peacocks, pheasants, guinea hens and ducks plume as tapestries). In the banquet hall (freshly renovated), Augustus showed off his collection of hunting trophies, all red deer mounts he bought or was gifted. Among the 71 specimens is the heaviest red deer antler in the world, weighing in at 44 lbs and spanning nearly 7 feet.
Schloss Moritzburg sits on a man-made island and welcomes thousands of visitors every year. With Dresden close by, I would be sure to pack this hand-cast brass necklace (reminiscent of antlers) for my jaunt through Germany.