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, whom the palace was named after. The largely originally furnished building was once called ‘Temple of Female Virtues’ because of the ceiling decoration of its banquet hall. All the rooms are painted elegantly in the neo-classical style and decorated with stucco. The English-style palace garden contains a number of neo-gothic and neo-classical garden architectures like the Snake House, the Orangery, the Gate Houses and the Ruined Arch.

Guided tours

Luisium Palace can be visited within a one-hour guided tour.

Admission fee: 7,50 €

For guided tours in English please contact Dr. Ingo Pfeifer, Phone +49 340 6461532 or Uwe Quilitzsch, Phone +49 340 6461528

Opening times

25 March – 31 October 2016

March, April, October:
Sat, Sun, public holidays 11am - 5pm

May to September:
Tue - Sun, public holidays 11 am - 5pm



Luisium Palace
06844 Dessau-Roßlau
OT Waldersee
Phone: +49 340 2183711

Park Plan


Source: Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz


The garden and its monuments are heritage listed. The surfaces of the trails correspond to the historic character of the park. Therefore only limited access can be granted.

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