Springtime in the city

The temperatures are finally rising and we are being drawn out of our own four walls again.
Now it’s time to stroll through the park and watch nature blossom or sit in the sun in our favourite café and unwind.
We meet up with friends again and enjoy the fact that the days are getting longer. And while the first lemon butterflies fly through the air, the city awakens from its winter slumber.

Here you are in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, between the Bauhaus and the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. The unique Bauhaus architecture characterises the city and is embedded in a beautiful natural landscape.
It’s worth going on a discovery tour – we’ll show you the hotspots of spring.

Always worth the trip

A twin city in the middle of Germany that has so much to offer. Dessau-Roßlau is history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city that animates to explore modern architecture to dreamy, historic parks and gardens.

We invite you to get to know the city at one of the most beautiful times of the year with our spring special travel offer.


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Parks & Gardens

The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches over 142 square kilometers across the city to Wörlitz. It encompasses significant areas of the historic principality or duchy of Anhalt-Dessau and was initiated by Prince Franz. 

Castles, parks, sculptures and the architectural influence from all countries of Europe can be found here again. 

The starting point and highlight is the park in Wörlitz as the first landscape garden in continental Europe based on the English model.
Since 1780, further landscape gardens were created in and around Dessau, such as the Georgengarten, the Luisium and the “Waldpark” on the Sieglitzer Berg. Most recently, the Kühnau Park, designed in 1805, was added.

But also the parks in Mosigkau and Oranienbaum were included in the overall concept.

It takes more than one day to visit all the parks. You can make beautiful tours to the individual parks by bicycle. All parks are connected in the signposted Garden Kingdom Route “Fürst Franz”.
The Dessau-Wörlitz railroad offers the fastest route between the two cities.

By bike in the city

Short distances, great bike paths and there is something to discover at every corner. The best way to explore the city is by bike. Individually or on one of our guided tours.
The appropriate rental bikes and bike maps are available at the Tourist Information.

Guided tours of the city

From the classic city tour to the architectural tour of Walter Gropius’ employment office, we offer varied opportunities to discover the history of the city of Dessau-Roßlau.
Whether on foot or in a vintage double-decker bus, there is something here for every interest.

For a coffee

Meeting up for a coffee with your best friend or drinking a cool after-work beer with the guys in the outdoor seating area – that’s spring.
We love to sit in the sun, let the day end comfortably and be among people again.
Enjoy some beautyful spots.

Blick auf das Bauhaus Museum mit Außengastronomie

A visit to the zoo

Our zoo is a popular destination for young and old all year round. Due to the constant expansion of the facility, there is always something new to discover here.
The newest residents, two collared bears from Siberia, are just settling in and are looking forward to many visitors in their new home.

Tourist Information

Besuchen Sie uns in Dessau oder Roßlau für Informationen und Tipps aus erster Hand, um Ihren Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten.

Feel free to stay longer

Find the right accommodation in and around Dessau-Roßlau and be our guest.