At night in the mausoleum

On 10 and 11 November, Dessau Zoo will open its doors again from 6 pm after the regular closing time. On these evenings, however, the focus will not be on the animals. It’s about the grounds. Dessau Zoo is located on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom. But the zoo itself is also home to a number of listed buildings that are steeped in history. Probably the best known is the ducal mausoleum, which is illuminated in a very special light on these evenings.

Fire baskets and torches lend a cosy atmosphere to the large meadow in front of the mausoleum, which extends in front of the 120-year-old building.

Warming soups and hot drinks are provided for your physical well-being.

The mausoleum and the meadow in front of it can be experienced on this evening for the regular zoo entrance fee (adults: 7 euros, concessions: 5 euros, children: 3 euros) and there is also the opportunity to take a one-hour night-time walk through not only the mausoleum, but also the historic guardhouse, the old gardener’s villa and the historic water tower. Participation in the night walk is only possible as part of a guided tour. It is necessary to book in advance by telephone (0340/614426 – 9 am to 4 pm) at the zoo. The guided tours start every quarter of an hour from 6.15 pm.

Price for admission and guided tour: adults: 10 euros, concessions: 7.50 euros, children: 5 euros. However, this is not a children’s event and dogs should also stay at home, the zoo management recommends.