Prince Leopold III Franz of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), creator of the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom and namesake of this tour, imprinted his ideas on the landscapes visible along this route. The cycling route (approx. 68 km) traverses the marvelous Elbe meadows and the Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe, connecting a variety of sights with the castles and parks of the UNESO World Heritage Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom.
This round trip leads from Großkühnau (Dessau) through the Kühnau park with its vineyard castle to Georgium Castle, over the Mulde hunting bridge and onwards through the Sieglitz park. The tour continues through the Elbe meadows to the parks of Wörlitz, via Oranienbaum to the beaver release area and theAuenhaus information center to Mildensee. From there, the tour continues through the Mulde meadows and Mosigkau Heath to Mosigkau Castle.
Boasting the only artificial volcano in Europe, the island “Stein” in the eastern part of Lake Wörlitz is one of the most spectacular monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz.
´From the Kornhaus restaurant in the north to the Bauhaus building and the masters’ houses to the Dessau-Törten estate in the south, Dessau has more original Bauhaus buildings than any other city. The most important ones are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.