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Sightseeing in Dessau - what to see. Complete travel guide

Dessau Dessau is a German city of duchy and residence Anhalt. The city is situated on the Mulde River that falls into the Elba River. Dessau’s major growth started in XVIII. At that time there were numerous fast-developing factories producing wallpapers, fabrics, paper, sugar, alcohol, machinery and wagons. At that time in Dessau were also organized Philanthropic and Halkographic societies.
Dessau has always been famous for its numerous restaurants that serve delicious German food. However, fans of other culinary traditions will surely find a place to eat with ease. Landhaus … Open
Much time has passed since that period. After World War II almost nothing left from those luxurious duke’s residences and beautiful old buildings of Dessau. Only things that were saved were some pictures from the old museum collection, books from the duchy library, a theatre and documents that prove the large number of charities and scientific societies that have once been working in Dessau. Today the city cannot be proud of its grey elegant buildings created centuries ago. However, there’s something still left and Bauhaus is considered one of the biggest sights of Dessau.
Bauhaus is an architectural and art cooperation that appeared in Dessau in 1925. The building was created by the famous architect Walter Gropius, who created the building with the main idea “function defines form”. Limited in materials, money, time and space, he managed to create an amazing work that stuns visitors by it simple shapes and color scheme. Bauhaus is a museum that exhibits building plans of the project “Socialistic City” of 1930. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the immediate vicinity of Dessau, there is a unique natural attraction - the Wörlitzer Park. A few years ago, it was recognized as a World Heritage Site. This magnificent park was founded in 1773 by the order of Prince Leopold III. The park was originally formed with the aim to use it as an example of gardening and agriculture. For many years it was used for educational purposes. Several interesting architectural sites have survived on its territory.
Dessau The most beautiful is the Wörlitz Palace - a luxurious residence, in which Prince Leopold lived with his wife Louise. This palace was the first building in Germany built in neoclassical style. For many years, the beautiful residence has retained some of its stylish interior decoration, including a collection of antique furniture and porcelain products.
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Nearby, there is another interesting architectural monument - an old synagogue, whose construction was completed in 1790. It is built in the form of a rotunda. According to official data, the temple of Vesta located in Tivoli, served as a model for the construction of this synagogue. In the first half of the 20th century, the building was partially destroyed. Nevertheless, it continues to look very attractive.
There are many beautiful old churches in Dessau. One of the most interesting is St. Peter's Church. Its construction was completed in 1809. Now it is considered one of the most spectacular in the region of monuments in the Neo-Gothic style. The height of the tower of this church is 66 meters. It miraculously managed to survive during the Second World War.
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Fans of walks in historical places will be interested to visit the palace and park complex of Mosigkau. It was built in the middle of the 18th century and is a striking monument in the Rococo style. Now in the halls of the beautiful palace, is an interesting historical museum. Visitors can admire the collections of antique dishes and furniture, and see unique art objects. After visiting the palace, you should take a stroll around the beautiful park surrounding it.
Vacationers with children will be interested to visit the Museum of Natural History. It contains a rich collection of exhibits dedicated to local flora and fauna. The museum also contains a very interesting collection of archaeological finds.
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Survived castles around Dessau
♥   Castle 'Giebichenstein Castle' , 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mansfeld Castle' , 56.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Konradsburg' , 71.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dahlen Castle' , 76.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Neues Palais' , 84.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Dessau from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Beelitz Heilstatten Hospital

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The abandoned hospital has long been chosen by graffiti artists who decorated the premises of old buildings with creepy and gloomy pictures. Beelitz-Heilstaetten is popular among so-called Ghostbusters. Many visitors of the old hospital noted that in abandoned buildings extraneous steps and noises are often heard. Some lucky ones even managed to observe strange silhouettes in the dark corridors. In recent years, random hospital visitors found soldiers’ old letters, which for unknown reasons they were hidden in the walls and under the floor. For some reason, the military could not send letters to relatives. What exactly took place within the walls of the hospital in those days is one of the most thrilling mysteries of history. … Read further
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