Magnificent baroque gardens, world-famous landscape parks and idyllic grounds with botanical abundance: the network “Garden Dreams – Historical Parks in Saxony-Anhalt”, brings together fifty of the most beautiful parks in the state, including the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom. In 2020, the network will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
On an area of 142 square kilometers, Prince and later Duke Leopold III Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau (1740 – 1817) created a park landscape the likes of which Germany had never seen before. Along the Middle Elbe, in a harmonious interplay of nature, architecture and fine arts, he linked a total work of art that continues to captivate visitors to this day. The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
In half an hour you will travel with the Dessau-Wörlitz railroad from Dessau main station to Wörlitz.
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With the World HeritageCard, visitors use the Dessau-Wörlitz Railway free of charge.
Garden Kingdom Information Wörlitz
At the Garden Kingdom Information Center you can find out more about the park and register for the guided tour of the park (13:00).
The tower plateau, which is used as a viewing platform, offers a unique panoramic view of the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom. The perfect start to the day!
With the World HeritageCard you get free admission to the Bible Tower with exhibitions and tower ascent.
Visit one of the most famous buildings in German architectural history. The palace was built for Leopold III Friedrich Franz, Prince and since 1807 Duke, of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817) according to designs by Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff (1736-1800).
With the World HeritageCard you get a free castle tour (EG!).
Enjoy regional products from award-winning cuisine in a unique ambience during a lunch break.
With the World HeritageCard you will receive a free Garden Kingdom aperitif or dessert with your main course. Lunch is not included in the World HeritageCard.
Now begins the two-hour park tour you signed up for this morning. Explore the park and learn a lot about the creation and history of the park, as well as the ideas behind its implementation.
With the World HeritageCard you take part in the public park tour free of charge.
Wörlitz Park ferry ride
During the park tour you will also use the ferries in Wörlitz Park.
With the World HeritageCard you can use any ferry for one crossing free of charge.
Flight show in the falconry
Right next to the Wörlitz Park is the falconry. Take part in the flight demonstration of birds of prey and see owls, vultures, steppe eagles and falcons in action.
With the World HeritageCard you get free admission to the air show.
Stone Island with Villa Hamilton
Visit the island of Stein with the only artificial volcano in Europe, as well as a theater modeled on antiquity and Villa Hamilton.
With the World HeritageCard you get free admission for an individual tour.
Italian evening gondola ride
The Italian evening gondola ride is probably the most romantic way to enjoy the Wörlitz Park. With a glass of wine and Italian food, enjoy the park from a different perspective. An ideal end to a wonderful day. More info on hotel-zum-stein.de
With the World HeritageCard you get 5,00 EUR discount on the Italian evening gondola ride (price adult: 69,00 EUR). Prior registration required!
The 24-h. World HeritageCard loses its validity the next day at 09:04.
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