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Culture of Dessau. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

First mentions about the city of Dessau refer to the 12th century, although, according to scientists first settlements in the territory of the modern city appeared much earlier. Tourists can get acquainted with the history of the city and see priceless exhibits in Museum für Stadtgeschichte Dessau. The museum is located in a beautiful building of the past centuries. Three floors of the building have been turned into several spacious halls full of priceless exhibits. The museum often hosts interesting cultural events and exhibitions, during which guests of the museum can see works of modern artists.
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Schloss Georgium is known as a very important architectural landmark of the city. The palace is a true example of classicism. Currently the beautiful palace is home to the National Art Gallery, so a visit to it will be interesting not only for people interested in ancient architecture, but also for fans of painting. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful park, the territory of which is also home to several notable architectural places of interest.
Luisium Palace is definitely among them. This palace built in the 18th century is an interesting pavilion that never ceases to amaze its visitors with its magnificent decoration of interior. During a walk through the park visitors will be able to see an ancient Chinese bridge, greenhouse, and several attractive statues that were created more than two hundred years ago. Copyright
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Suburban areas of Dessau are also the location of numerous important sightseeing objects. Tourists will be genuinely interested in visiting Mosigkau Palace the building of which was completed in the middle of the 18th century. This architectural place of interest is made in Rococo style. Today the palace hosts the exhibition of the art museum. Connoisseurs of art from all countries of the world come to the palace to see the invaluable works of Van Dyck and Rubens.
Parkanlage Worlitz is widely known as a sight of international importance. The creation of the park started yet in the beginning of the 18th century. The park is designed in the classic English style and is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the world. The territory of the park is the location of an ancient palace which is widely known as the first architectural monument in the country performed in the classicism style. The halls of the palace house a collection of paintings, including works by famous Dutch, Italian and French painters. The Gothic House has also been turned into the Museum of Art. The house is a former princely residence. It is also considered one of the most important architectural landmarks of Dessau.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Dessau
♥   Kaiserdom SS. Mauritius und Katharina, Magdeburg, 49.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Sankt Sebastian, Magdeburg, 50.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Marien, Wurzen, 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Peter und Paul, Brandenburg an der Havel, 70 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom SS. Peter und Paul, Naumburg, 79.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Dessau and near

Beelitz Heilstatten Hospital

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A walk through abandoned buildings is very dangerous, because they haven’t been restored for more than 70 years and may collapse at any moment. However, there are always lots of those wishing to take a walk through the old buildings. It’s not easy to find an entrance to the building. All windows and doors are securely boarded up. Anyway, they do not represent a serious obstacle for those who like walk in eerie places. After getting into one of the abandoned buildings, you can walk through the old chambers and deserted corridors, see the remains of the medical equipment and rusted beds, where patients were resting. … Read further
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