Enjoy an unforgettable day tour through the former Anhalt residence towns of Bernburg an der Saale, Köthen in Anhalt and the Bauhaus town of Dessau. Listen to the music of the brilliant master of baroque music Johann Sebastian Bach in Köthen and follow the footsteps of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius in Dessau. In the Saale town of Bernburg, churches and historic buildings such as the famous Bernburg Castle, also known as the “Crown of Anhalt,” are reminders of the stately times of the dynasty of Anhalt-Bernburg and lend the town an unmistakable charm. The gourmet tour is rounded off by culinary experiences in a historical ambience.
Start your day in the former residential town of Bernburg with the Bernburg Zoo and the Renaissance castle, also called the crown of Anhalt. From the Eulenspiegel tower in Bernburg Castle you can enjoy an unforgettable view from a height of 38 meters.
With the World HeritageCard, admission to the zoo (7.00 EUR) and to the Eulenspiegel tower (2.00 EUR) is free of charge.
Continue to Köthen (Anhalt), 21 km away:
During the lunch stop at the Brauhaus Köthen in the middle of the Köthen city center, you will enjoy a house beer and home-baked Treberbrot with lard free of charge with your main course.
With the World HeritageCard you get a Treberbrot with lard and 0,3 l house beer for free when ordering a main course.
Bach city Köthen
In half an hour drive you reach the “Bachstadt” Köthen. Almost all the sights of the city, such as the Historical Museum with exhibitions on Johann Sebastian Bach, are within walking distance. Be sure to visit the museums in Köthen Castle.
The World HeritageCard allows free admission to the museums.
Jakobskirche Köthen with tower ascent & princely crypt
You can climb the tower of the Jakobskirche in Köthen free of charge and gain access to the magnificent coffins of the princely crypt during a guided tour.
Note: The crypt tours take place on the first Saturday of each month at 3 pm.
Free ascent to the bridge of the two towers of St. Jacob’s Church (2.00 EUR) and a free guided tour of the princely crypt (5.00 EUR).
Coffee roaster Hannemann
Make a coffee stop at the Hannemann coffee roastery in Köthen. Here you will receive 1 can of World Heritage coffee for free and learn about the fine art of coffee roasting.
1 can of World Heritage coffee (150 g) beans or ground free with the World HeritageCard.
The ten-minute detour to Rittergut Maxdorf rewards you with a centuries-old noble residence in Baroque style, whose restaurant serves fresh, regional cuisine and in-house wine. Enjoy a cup of coffee here and get the art guide Rittergut Maxdorf for free.
With the World HeritageCard you receive a cup of coffee and an art guide Rittergut Maxdorf.
Museum synagogue Gröbzig
Only 20 min. drive from Köthen, lies a real gem. On the former. property of the Jewish community, now the Museum Synagogue Gröbzig, you will experience a fascinating insight into the world of Judaism.
Note: The museum is open on Sundays and holidays from 10-17, see website for current opening hours.
Free admission to the museum.
Art Project Saxon Mirror Reppichau
Only 15 min. drive from Köthen, lies the tranquil town of Reppichau, home to Germany’s first open-air museum of German and European medieval legal history.
Free admission to the museum. Guided tour 5,00 EUR.
Continue to Dessau-Roßlau, 22 km away:
The tour continues to the Bauhaus city of Dessau. In Dessau, you cannot avoid a visit to the Bauhaus. No other German city has so many original Bauhaus buildings. Visit the Bauhaus or the Masters’ Houses or the Bauhaus Museum.
Bauhaus, Master Houses and Bauhaus Museum are included in the World HeritageCard as 3 individual services.
Dinner at Hugos
Dinner at Hugo’s Steakhouse at Golf Park Dessau. Here you get a dessert or aperitif with your main course for free.
With the World HeritageCard you get an aperitif or dessert for free as a welcome drink or after your main course.
Anhalt Theater Dessau
At the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, as one of the largest stage houses in Europe, you will receive a discount of 5 EUR on the normal price for an event.
World HeritageCard users receive a 5 EUR discount on their tickets.
Day ticket Dessau
Reach the World HeritageCard offers in Dessau-Roßlau comfortably with the DVG bus.
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Free day ticket for the Dessau-Roßlau city area with the World HeritageCard.
The 24-hour World HeritageCard loses its validity at 08:59 the next day.
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