Triple anniversary year in the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom
350 years of naming Oranienbaum 250th anniversary of the start of construction of the Gothic House in Wörlitz 250th anniversary of the inauguration of Wörlitz Palace
Gardens, parks, castles, art collections and a multitude of small-scale architecture form a unique combination of nature and culture in the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. In 2000, it was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In 2023, three anniversaries are scheduled here, all of which represent important stages in the history of the Garden Kingdom, and even in the history of European art: 350 years ago, the village of Nischwitz was renamed Oranienbaum by the Orange Princess Henriette Catharina. A baroque ensemble of castle, park and town was created here. On March 22, 1773, Prince Franz of Anhalt-Dessau solemnly inaugurated Wörlitz Palace - one of the earliest classical buildings in continental Europe. And in the same year, construction began on the Gothic House in Wörlitz Park, which had a decisive influence on the development of neo-Gothic architecture in Central Europe.
TIP: Use the World HeritageCard for free admission and guided tours in the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom. And travel free of charge on the Dessau-Wörlitz Railway between the UNESCO World Heritage sites. An equally free connection to Lutherstadt Wittenberg and the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve is available by bus: WelterbeLinie 304 and 310.