Oranienbaum Castle and Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Saal im Obergeschosses des Schlosses Oranienbaum

Upper floor hall

Today, the summer dining room, the leather wallpaper room and the mirror room bear witness to the once rich interior decoration sporting precious leather tapestries, faiences and paintings. Further recommended attractions are the local exhibition on the history of hunting in Anhalt and the TabakCollegiums unusual presentation of the local tobacco production, once started by Henriette Catharina.

Pagode im Schlosspark Oranienbaum

Pagoda in the castle park

The princesses great-grandson, Leopold III Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), also left his mark on Oranienbaum. He redesigned many of the buildings rooms in the Chinese style and included the baroque gardens in the improvements of the Garden Kingdom, transforming the park into the only English-Chinese garden of the 18th century still largely preserved today. A pagoda, a tea house and several arched bridges set architectural accents here. Since 1812, one of the longest orangeries in Europe embellishes the parks southern edge. This orangerie has housed a rich stock of citrus plants without interruption ever since.