Active vacation

Dessau-Roßlau offers plentiful opportunities for getting active. With its innumerable parks and green spaces, the town has lots of room for outdoor activities. A jog round the UNESCO World Heritage Site or a canoe trip on the Elbe are an absolute must.

But any active-minded visitor should also put a game of golf or an ascension of the Zuckerturm climbing wall firmly on their list of things to do. And some of these things can be perfectly combined with one another.

Golf course

Golfpark Dessau offers a modern, 32-hectare, 9-hole course right in the middle of the town. The elaborately designed green includes several artificial ponds and strategically placed sand bunkers.

The golf course can also be booked for events. Regular events and an excellent restaurant provide the cherry on the cake and make it a must-see for every visitor.

golfpark dessau golfplatz 7er-loch
kletterwand im Zuckerturm dessau

Climbing centre

The Zuckerturm Climbing Centre is located in the grounds of a former brewery in Dessau. Here, you can clamber along the different walls and find out whether you have the makings of a real mountaineer.

The club offers numerous individual courses, from parent-and-child courses to taster courses.

Canoe trips

Take an unforgettable trip through the heart of the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. Various starting points are possible. The return transfer is included in the price.

The experienced team on site cater to your every wish and guarantee you a unique experience.

Paddeltour auf der Elbe zum Sonnnuntergang
Wakeboard fahren auf der Goitzsche

Water Sports Centre & Wake Park

Wakeboarding, water skiing, stand-up paddle-boarding, fishing or camping – the Agora Adventure Resort has plenty to offer, especially for action lovers. Whether a day trip, a gift voucher treat or a corporate event, everybody gets their money’s worth here.

Andes Skate Hall

The area around the Räucherturm tower offers plenty of opportunities to let off steam and try out new figures, while inside the skate hall a street course and mini-ramp await you. In the outdoor area, you can use the dirt track and the recently added ghetto workout park free of charge.

The skate hall operator holds regular courses for beginners and workshops.

DRHV06 im Spiel in der Anhalt Arena
Anhalt Arena Dessau

Robert-Bosch-Straße 54
06847 Dessau-Roßlau


  • Children up to 6 years free of charge
  • Pupils/ students/ trainees 8,00 €
  • severely disabled 12,00 €
  • Adults 15,00 €
  • Family ticket (only available at the box office)
    2 adults + 1 child (up to 14 years) € 30.00
    2 adults + children (up to 3 children up to 14 years) 35,00€
  • Groups, clubs, and social institutions tickets at special rates.

The season begins with the first home game on Sept. 11, 2022, and ends with the last home game on June 2, 2023.

2. national league handball

Dessau-Roßlauer HV 06

Every other weekend, the Anhalt Arena Dessau is transformed into the home ground of the DRHV 06. The second division club can proudly look back on a club history rich in tradition and has already made it into the 1st Handball Bundesliga for one season.

Those who like sporting events will love the DRHV 06’s home game atmosphere.

All dates, ticket sales points and player information can be found at

Oranienbaum Heath

Hiking in the Oranienbaum Heath

Adjacent to the eastern part of the city is a very special landscape: the Oranienbaum Heath.
Extensive heath landscapes and mixed deciduous forests characterize the area, which belongs to the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. After the area was used for decades by the Soviet army as a training ground, numerous heath-typical animal and plant species dominate today. The heath landscape is cared for by wild Heck cattle and Konik horses – a great destination for observing nature, e.g. on a bike tour from Dessau to Ferropolis.

Please note that only certain paths through the Oranienbaum Heath are open due to the previous military use.

Wilde Pferde in der Oranienbaumer Heide
Between Dessau-Roßlau, Oranienbaum and Möhlau on an area of about 800 ha.