Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz, Worlitz

#2 of 40 in Parks in Saxony-Anhalt
Gartenreich 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 Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz part of your personalized Worlitz itinerary using our Worlitz itinerary builder .
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  • The park, which is also UNESCO World Heritage, is truly fantastic. In the middle of nowhere stretches a square kilometer park with many beautiful attractions, all very well maintained and wonderful to see. The staff are all very friendly and make the visit very pleasant.
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  • Magnificent landscape park with lakes and watercourses, several small ferries that help you across the waters, dreamlike views and insights, classic viewing axes and beautiful nature, in between buildings, grottoes, with spiral staircases and tunnels to discover Invite, bridges in all shapes, statues, temples and viewpoints, beautiful path, very well maintained facility, great even for children because of discoveries, boat trips possible, a wonderful stay especially on hot summer days
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  • A very beautiful place
  • Another interesting spot to visit.
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