German Palaces, Saxony
The Kingdom of Saxony was formed only in 1806, before that the area was part of the Holy Roman Empire. After the Holy Roman Empire collapsed the electorate of Saxony received the status Kingdom from Napoleon Bonaparte. Saxonia was the only German Kingdom that supported Napoleon up to the end, fair!
The rulers of Saxony had come from the House of Wettin for 800 years. The new Kings of Saxony belonged to the same dynasty.
The royal houses of several European countries are related to this house. They delivered Kings to Poland, Bulgaria, and Portugal. A side branch of the family still occupies the thrones of the United Kingdom and Belgium.
De Saxon royals built many palaces, fortresses and castles. Best known locations are the Zwinger Palace in Dresden, Schloss Moritzburg, Kriebstein Castle, Fortress Königstein, Albrechtsburcht Castle in Meissen (Germany’s oldest castle), near Chemnitz, and Colditz Castle.