Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz, Worlitz

4.7
#2 of 40 in Parks in Saxony-Anhalt
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz, a 142 sq km (55 sq mi) garden of "orderly wilderness" influenced by Enlightenment ideals of order and rationality, was built after two buddies' late-18th-century road trip. Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau and his friend, architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff, had just returned from a tour of Italy, the Netherlands, England, France, and Switzerland, and they were inspired by the naturalistic landscape gardens at Stourhead Gardens and Ermenonville. That inspiration led them to build this garden. Today, you can walk, bike, and even ride horses through the park's green meadows, shady woods, and around placid lakes and rivers. Gondolas and ferries sit on the water, inviting you for a peaceful tour. Several small palaces and chateaus stand among the greenery, open to visitors and complete with their original 18th-century furnishings and Rococo paintings. Make Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz part of your personalized Worlitz itinerary using our Worlitz itinerary builder .
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  • All channels were drained. Safely through the low tide of the river Elbe and in addition through the hot summer. The park itself is worth a visit. Unfortunately now in the fall, very much leaves on the sidewalks and it looked even slightly unkempt. Would visit the Park again. But rather in the spring.
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  • The Wörlitz Park is an experience; great sightlines to the water and to the Castle (which is now restored), beautiful ways and always cookies, which invite you to linger. If have you ever seen.
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  • The Wörlitz Park (part of the garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz) is worth a visit not only because of the UNESCO classification one must not necessarily go to Cornwall to visit a quite English garden/park! It is quite amazing what because at the end of the 18th until the beginning of the 19th century. in the small Principality of Anhalt-Dessau was created. Without a guide, you can visit the different parts of the system according to their own taste. (At the "official ferry", you get a larger plan of the plant). Admission is free - this is not true for certain buildings, such as the Castle, the Gothic House and the "Bible Tower" was located at the edge of the Park Church Sankt Petri, which are closed on Mondays. You should definitely enough "bring time" - to the shortcut you can one of "hand operated" for a small fee using boats. The branches of the water arms of Wörlitz Lake offers new views/axes. Unfortunately the water level has dropped at the time because of such long-lasting drought strongly and some channels are "dry fallen". Until the end of October you can arrive by Dessau with the narrow-gauge railway, but usually you come with the car. A good starting point for a tour is the car park (€ 3 per day) before the savings bank branch or at the hotel "Grüner Baum" on the Southeast side of the Park.
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