Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

Local nameGartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz(Sieglitzer Berg)
LocationVockerode, Germany

The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, is a World Heritage Site in Germany, that lies between city of Dessau and the town of Wörlitz in Central Germany. It was designated world heritage in 2000. It is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau, returning from a Grand Tour to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland he had undertaken together with his friend architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. Strongly influenced by the ideals of The Enlightenment, they aimed to move on from the formal garden concept of the Baroque era in favour of a naturalistic landscape as they had seen at Stourhead Gardens and Ermenonville. Today the cultural landscape of Dessau-Wörlitz encompasses an area of 142 km2 within the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dessau-Wörlitz_Garden_Realm

More information on the UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/534

Email ksdw@ksdw.de

Phone +49 340 646 150

Address Schloss Großkühnau, 06846 Dessau-Rosslau, Germany

Coordinates 51°51'54.532" N 12°19'19.941" E

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