FAQ about the World HeritageCard

The following answers to frequently asked questions should help our guests to better understand our guest card. They explain individual points in the guidebook and other program information of the World Heritage Region Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.


The World HeritageCard gives you free admission as well as discounts and gifts at 115 tourist attractions in the Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg World Heritage Region. The card is always valid for one person. If you would like to take advantage of a service (for example, a visit to the asisi panorama in Wittenberg), show your card at the ticket office, it will be scanned and you will receive free admission.

You also don’t have to use the World HeritageCard immediately after purchase – the validity period is from 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020! The card is activated only after the first use of a service.

The validity period of the World HeritageCard runs from 01.01. until 31.12.2021. There are two different types of cards, the 24 hour card and the 3 day card.

The 24-hour card is valid for 24 hours from the first use.
Example: You visit the Melanchthon House in Wittenberg on 20.01.2021 at 11:00 am. From this point on, the 24 hours run backwards. So you can still visit the Asisi Panorama at 10:00 am the following day.

The 3-day card can be used on 3 freely selectable days within the validity period. The 3 days do not have to be consecutive.
Example: You visit the Melanchthon House in Wittenberg on 20.01.2021 at 11:00. From this moment the first day of validity begins. You can still use other services until the end of 20/01/2021. If you go to Bauhaus in Dessau on 21/01/2021 at 10:00 and scan your card there, the second day of validity would start.

Yes, as long as the World HeritageCard has not been redeemed, it is still valid beyond the calendar year. The acceptance period of 24 hours or 3 days does not start until the World HeritageCard is scanned at one of the participating partner institutions.

Yes, with the World HeritageCard you get free admission to the Bauhaus, the Masters’ Houses and the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau.

Yes, you can. You are welcome to buy a World HeritageCard and give it as a gift – this is also possible for children’s cards. If you would like to use the World HeritageCard as a Christmas gift in your company, please see our World HeritageCard tax information sheet.

With the World HeritageCard you can visit all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in our region free of charge. The Luther memorials in Wittenberg, the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom, the Bauhaus or the Masters’ Houses or the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau as well as the Central Elbe Biosphere Reserve are all included in the World HeritageCard with a total of 15 services.

Partly yes. For example, the World HeritageCard gives you free admission to the two special exhibitions of the Anhalt Picture Gallery in the Orangery of Georgium Palace in Dessau. The participating museums and galleries will be happy to inform you about other special exhibitions….

Points of sale

You can purchase the World HeritageCard at many tourist information offices as well as other sales points in the area of the World Heritage Region Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg. Below is a listing of the points of sale.

Questions about the WelterbeCard?

WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.

Neustraße 13
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Phone: 0049 34 91 – 40 26 10
E-Mail: kontakt@welterbecard.de

Prices and Validity

You can get the World HeritageCard in 2 variants: as a 24-hour card or a 3-day card. For both variants there is an adult and a children’s card (for children from 5 – 14 years).


With your card you will receive a guidebook. In it you will find detailed information about all the services you can use with the World HeritageCard. You will also learn more about the cities in the World Heritage Region and receive many valuable tips for your stay.

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