Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000

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Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz | Gartenträume

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.

 


Wörlitz Park

Wörlitz Park

The Wörlitz Park, starting point and highlight of the enhancement of the natural environment by Prince Leopold III. Frederick Franz, is considered to be the epitome of the Enlightenment in Germany.

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Luisium Palace and Garden

Luisium Palace and Garden

Luisium Palace is situated just outside Dessau. The dreamy property, used as a private retreat, was a gift of Prince Franz of Anhalt-Dessau to his wife Louise, ...

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Georgium Palace and Garden

Georgium Palace and Garden

The Georgium, named after Prince Franz’s younger brother, Prince Johann Georg, is art-historically, apart from the Wörlitz Park, the most important English-style landscape garden within the Garden Kingdom

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Mosigkau Palace and Garden

Mosigkau Palace and Garden

Eingebettet in einen liebevoll gestalteten kleinen Lustgarten, der neben der Kegelbahnlaube und dem Irrgarten auch zwei Orangerien mit alten exotischen Kübelpflanzen beherbergt, liegt das noch weitgehend erhaltene Rokoko-Schloss Mosigkau. Die Lieblingstochter des Fürsten Leopold I. von Anhalt-Dessau, Anna Wilhelmine, ließ 1752 hier ihren Sommersitz errichten.

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Großkühnau Palace And Garden

Grosskühnau Palace and Garden

The garden of Grosskühnau is an extensive, Italianised landscape garden, which was redesigned by Prince Frederick of Anhalt-Dessau starting in 1805.

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Sieglitz Park

Sieglitz Park

After 1777, the creation of the woodland park, Sieglitz Park, in the west of the former fishing village Vockerode, was commissioned by Prince Franz of Anhalt-Dessau.

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