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Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz, Worlitz

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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. Using our world travel planner, Worlitz attractions like Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A specially designed will take you from the railway central station Dessau @5,00€ one way to cover some 20 km within 35 minutes. If you jump to the first floor and settle yourself there, you will get ...  more »
  • Worlitz Palace with the accompanying Gardens was built in the 18th century by Leopold III Frederick Franz, who ruled the state of Saxony-Anhalt for 68 years. Orphaned at a young age, Leopold was sent ...  more »
  • We spent the whole day walking around in the little paradise started in the 18th century!, Who would have thought that such a jewel excited behind the "iron curtain "?  more »