A Bauhaus city between Elbe & Mulde

Bauhaus Dessau


in Dessau-Roßlau

Highlights & Recommendations

Bauhaus compact

For friends of the Bauhaus

This day trip will leave you wanting more. Friends of the Bauhaus enjoy a full day in the Bauhaus city of Dessau with its over 300 Bauhaus buildings. 

We recommend the following schedule:
Morning tour of the Bauhaus and the mastershouses followed by a snack in the café-bistro at the Bauhaus. Next, explore the historic Labor Exchange and take a trip to Dessau-Süd. Here, guided tours of the Törten housing estate start from the Konsum building. The faithfully restored houses Mittelring 38 and Kleinring 5 are open for visits. Also in Dessau-Süd are the Stahlhaus, a residential building by Carl Fieger, and Hannes Meyers Laubenganghäuser (houses with balcony access).

Further information
The tourist information office will gladly supply a Bauhaus route suitable for cyclists.

Stadtführung Dessau

City tour

A tour through the center of Dessau

On a tour through its center, visitors learn more about the eventful and interesting history of Dessau, a city that developed from the residence of the Princes of Anhalt to the Bauhaus city of today. 

This city walk connects historical buildings, cultural sites and tranquil places and is easy to follow thanks to bronze marker plates embedded in the sidewalks.

Further information
April - October: Mon-Thu 17:00, Friday on request
Saturdays 11:00, duration 1.5 hours

Adults: 8 Euro per person
Reduced: 6 Euro per person

Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz

Cycling tours or quick visits

Castles and parks, gardens and lakes, embedded in a cultural landscape - the 142 square kilometers of the Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz offer a unique symbiosis of nature and culture.

The best way to explore the Garden Kingdom, set in the Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe, is by bicycle. Yet, it is no less rewarding to visit individual destinations: The Georgium for example, only a few steps away from another World Heritage site, the Bauhaus. The park in Wörlitz, easily reached thanks to the Wörlitz Railroad. The Baroque palace in Oranienbaum, or also lesser-known but even more charming sites such as the Luisium, Mosigkau Palace, Kühnau Park or Sieglitz Mountain.

Further information
For cyclists, details regarding a suggested route called the "Fürst Franz Garden Kingdom Route" is available at the Tourist Information Office.

Stadtrundfahrt durch Dessau mit dem Doppeldeckerbus

City tours in double decker bus

Every Saturday from May to October, the convertible double-decker »1761« or »3046« departs at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. from the special stop at the main post office next to the Bauhaus Museum for a classic city tour of Dessau. In about 100 minutes, the tour takes you right across the city. The cityscape explanation is taken over by an experienced tour guide (m/f/d). But don't worry, it won't be a dry rattling off of numbers, various cheerful stories from Dessau's history will put a smile on your face.

Further information under

Radfahrer vor dem Bauhaus-Museum

Cycling and camping - both stand for individual and relaxed vacations.

Just how varied this can be is evident everywhere in Dessau-Roßlau: relaxing and beautiful landscapes in the UNESCO Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bauhaus and Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz, cultural events such as the Garden Kingdom Summer or Europe's largest ska festival - everything is easily accessible by bike.

You also get beautiful and conveniently located campsites. So nothing stands in the way of your discovery tour in Dessau-Roßlau. The only worry that remains for you then: That you might not want to drive anymore. Because Dessau-Roßlau is many things, but definitely not a love just for one night.

Further information under www.keine-liebe-fü

Virtual tour of the city of Dessau

Stop & stay overnight