Day of the open monument 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

This year’s nationwide Open Monument Day is themed “Culture Trail. A Case for Monument Protection.” Once again this year, monument owners, associations and institutions will open their properties to visitors.

Monuments are contemporary witnesses and their building fabric is full of evidence. Historical scars, additions and further developments tell a lot about a building, its origin, its use and the people of that time. What insights can be gained from the monument substance? What traces have been left by human activity over the centuries and through many layers of time? Under the motto “KulturSpur. A Case for Monument Protection”, the Open Monument Day invites visitors to go in search of traces and determine history and stories at the monument.

Explore the objects open in Dessau-Roßlau:

Georgium Palace
September 10 + September 11, 2022, open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. each day.
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Exhibition “LICHTBILDER” by Angela Zumpe
14.00 Artist talk with Angela Zumpe

Guest house at Georgium Castle
10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Exhibition “Deepened Seat and Clouds – Drawings by Julia Ziegler”.

Historical cemetery Dessau
10.00 a.m. Event “Ten years of renovation of the building envelope of the Erdmannsdorff Portal”.
11.00 a.m. Guided tour of the Historic Cemetery with a look at its origins and expert commentary by the “Hobusch figure”

Villa Liebig
Kleiststraße 4, Dessau
10.00 a.m.; 11.00 a.m.; 3.00 p.m.; 4.00 p.m. Visits with guided tours

New water tower
Lutherplatz, Dessau
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visits and guided tours to the 20-meter stage
Exhibition on the history
Presentation of pictures with water tower motives by Mr. Kutschmann

Mausoleum (with entrance to the zoo)
Dessau Zoo
10.00 – 17.00 insight into the mausoleum and the work of the Jugendbauhütte

Humperdinckstraße 16, Dessau
10.00 – 15.00 Guided tours through house and yard

River bath Rehsumpf
Wasserstadt 20, Dessau
10.00 a.m. Opening
10.30 – 16.30 individual guided tours
10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Searching for traces – On a voyage of discovery at the monument / Vanished places and new perspectives
13.00 – 13.45 The project Community Cabin / A space in the change of times
14.00 – 15.00 Contemporary witnesses in conversation

Several churches in the city area are participating in the Open Monument Day with numerous church services, concerts and special events. An overview of all offerings is posted at

Church of St. Johannis
Johannisstrasse, Dessau
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Church open
17.00 Concert with works by Bach, Bartmuß, Ernst, Fasch and Gander

Church of St. Paul
Radegaster Street, Dessau
11.00 – 13.30 church open
Guided tours, commemoration 130 years St. Paulus

Church of St. Bartholomew
Coswiger Street, Waldersee
14.00 – 17.00 Church open

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

On this year’s Open Monument Day, visitors* will receive free admission to the historic Bauhaus buildings (Bauhaus buildings, master houses, consumer buildings). In order to preserve these historic buildings, permanent care is required. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will use the Open Monument Day 2022 as an opportunity to present the status of the renovation and construction measures carried out to date and those planned. Significantly involved planners and executors will provide a detailed insight into their work and methodology for the care and preservation of the World Heritage Site. In addition, there will be presentations on the various construction and renovation measures of the Bau[haus]stelle.

Program at

Cultural Foundation Dessau-Wörlitz

The Cultural Foundation Dessau-Wörlitz offers various guided tours in Oranienbaum and Wörlitz. For children, there is a special invitation for a castle experience tour with the Castle Olympics. In keeping with the motto “Discover castles through play”, children (8-12 years) go on an interactive journey of discovery through the castles of Oranienbaum, Mosigkau, Luisium and Wörlitz. Picture search games, riddles and hidden treasures invite them to take a closer look at the respective castle using unusual approaches. Those who have collected four stamps on their “Olympic ticket” by the end of the season will receive a medallion with a Garden Kingdom motif.

The Open Monument Day will be musically framed in the Luisium Palace Park with the concert “…and Sundays to the Luisium at 11:00 a.m. as well as in the historic gallery hall of the rococo Mosigkau Palace, when the Garden Kingdom Summer 2022 will come to its festive conclusion with a concert by the Anhalt String Quartet and Alexander Koryakin on the piano at 5:00 p.m.

Further information, tickets and registration at