»He has gained every point who has mixed the useful and the agreeable« (Omne tulit punctum, qui miscuit utile dulci) «
Horace, ars poetica
GARDEN KINGDOM OF DESSAU-WÖRLITZ
The palaces and gardens of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Palaces, gardens and countless smaller structures are embedded in this unrivalled cultural landscape. Meadows, woods, dykes, lakes and rivers invite the visitor for walks, bicycle tours, horse riding, gondola trips and ferry rides! more...
OBJECTS IN NEED OF RESTORATION
Appeal for donations for works of art in need of restoration
A number of works of art within the palaces of the Kulturstiftung DessauWörlitz are in an unsatisfactory condition and require urgent restoration. more...
Staying at the Gardenkingdom
Are you looking for something special?
You are dreaming of spending a few spare days out in the open, under a starry sky, far away from any traffic noise, and at the same time experience culture, variety and exclusiveness? Then the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is the right place for you. more...
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
…of outstanding universal value
In 2000, the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz was declared an UNESCO World Heritage site. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee justified its inscription as follows: »The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is an outstanding example of the application of the philosophical principles of the Age of the Enlightenment to the design of a landscape that integrates art, education and economy in a harmonious whole.« more...
Unique overall design
Interconnecting historic houses and gardens on a large scale more...