Dessau offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the entire Bauhaus culture. From the Kornhaus in the north to the settlement of Dessau-Törten in the south. There are more Bauhaus buildings in Dessau than in any other city. Each of the buildings is considered a prototype of modernist architecture and tells of the Bauhaus’ aspiration to rethink and reshape society.

In addition, Dessau’s convenient location allows for excursions to Oranienbaum-Wörlitz, Lutherstadt Wittenberg and deep into Anhalter Land. Learn about the life and work of the aviation pioneer at the “Hugo Junkers” Museum of Technology or enjoy great performances at the traditional Anhalt Theater.

Tourist Information Dessau

Ratsgasse 11

06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone: 0340 2041442




24 hours Dessau-Roßlau
Day 1 – Bauhaus & Modernity

Dessau Meisterhäuser


Rent a bike

If you stay overnight at the City-Pension Dessau, you can borrow a bicycle for one day free of charge with the World HeritageCard.


10,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard guests use the bikes free of charge.

Dessau Bauhaus


Bauhaus building

Walter Gropius’ university building, built in 1926, is an icon of modernism and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Tip. One-hour tours of the building take place daily at 11:00 and 14:00.


9,00 EUR

Get free admission to the Bauhaus building with the World HeritageCard. The guided tour is not included in the World HeritageCard.

Aussenansicht Glasfassade Vorderseite mit Bäumen des Bauhaus Museum Dessau am 16. August 2019 in Dessau-Rosslau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany


Bauhaus Museum Dessau

In the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau you can marvel at the second largest Bauhaus collection in the world.


9,00 EUR

Free admission with the World HeritageCard.
Time slot booking required!.

Dessau Tante Ju


Hugo Junkers" Museum of Technology

The “Hugo Junkers” Dessau Museum of Technology has set itself the task of commemorating the life and work of aviation pioneer and engineer Hugo Junkers. The showpiece is the JU52/3m, also called “Aunt JU”.


7,00 EUR

Free admission with the World HeritageCard.

Note: In Jan./Nov./Dec. the museum closes already at 16:00.

Stadtführung Dessau_200x200

17:00 - 18:30

City tour

Experience an exciting tour through Dessau’s city center and learn more about its history and present. Surprise is guaranteed.


8,00 EUR

Free participation in the 90-minute city tour with the World HeritageCard.
(Apr-Oct Mon-Thu 5pm, Sat 11am and Nov-Dec Sat 11am).

Dessau Anhaltisches Theater

From 19:00

Anhalt Theater

End the evening with a theater performance at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.


5,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard you get 5,00 EUR discount on one performance.

Day 2
Charming park landscapes in the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom

Schloss Luisium am Morgen © Stadtmarketinggesellschaft Dessau-Roßlau mbH_Sebastian Kaps_Touren


Luisium Castle

Take a one-hour walk to the Luisium country house through the charming park landscape of Dessau-Roßlau. Prince Franz of Anhalt-Dessau once had the small castle built for his wife.


9,00 EUR

Free castle tour with the World HeritageCard.

Schloss Mosigkau_SMG_Touren

11:30 a.m.

Mosigkau Castle

Built in the 18th century as a summer residence for Princess Anna Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Dessau, Mosigkau Castle is today one of the last largely preserved rococo ensembles in central Germany.


9,00 EUR

Free castle tour with the World HeritageCard.


Day ticket Dessau city area

Reach the World HeritageCard offers in Dessau-Roßlau comfortably with the DVG bus.
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Holders of the World HeritageCard receive a day ticket for bus and streetcar in the entire city area.


The 24-hour World HeritageCard loses its validity on the 2nd day at 11:59!


66,00 EUR

World HeritageCard 24 hours

24,90 EUR

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41,10 EUR

Further tour suggestions of the World HeritageCard

Discover three other UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a radius of only 35 km: The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz, the Luther Memorials in Wittenberg and the beautiful Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. In the Anhalt residential towns of Zerbst, Köthen and Bernburg, you will follow in the footsteps of great personalities.

24 hours tour Wörlitzer Park

Of princes, gondolas and flying hunters

The Wörlitz Landscape Park is the first and largest part of the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom. It is the prelude and culmination of a unique program of beautification of the country and improvement of life, which Prince Franz wanted to achieve in his principality.

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24 hours tour

Pure nature in the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve

Magnificent fauna and flora in untouched nature. Visit the endangered Elbe beaver in its natural habitat.

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3 days tour

Luther | Bauhaus | Gartenreich

Experience world history up close in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, discover the unique Bauhaus city of Dessau and enjoy the beauty of the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom.
All UNESCO World Heritage and all within a radius of only 35 km!

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3 days in Anhalt

On the trail of great names

Bernburg, Köthen and the old manor Maxdorf: Enjoy pure history!

Cycling tours in the surroundings

All important information for cyclists looking for more information on the R1 Europaradweg.

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