Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000
Encounter the unique cultural landscape between the Rivers Elbe and Mulde which Goethe already enthused about – the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. Inspired by his travels to England, Holland, Italy and France, the grandson of Duke Leopold I., Prince Leopold III. Frederick Franz applied his Enlightenment ideas to 18th-century landscape design and gardening and had several famous palaces, gardens and smaller buildings and structures built which up to this day blend with their natural environment and leave the impression of a nearly endless parkscape.
The famous Wörlitz Park, the Dutch baroque Oranienbaum Palace and Mosigkau Palace with its beautiful Rococo gardens are only some of the many components of this outstanding overall ensemble.
In 2000, the Garden Kingdom and its buildings, gardens and art collections were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.