"Bauhaus City" Dessau

Attractions in Dessau

"Green" Dessau – a highlight for nature fans and garden lovers

Whether you are looking for relaxation, are into nature or sports, whether you are on a day trip with your partner or on a big vacation with your whole family - Dessau is always worth a visit. Find beautiful spots to relax at the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve with its charming riverside landscape in the middle of a flourishing and diverse ecosystem. A unique abundance of plants is growing in the protected nature reserve. The fresh air invites for hikes and long walks. Take the opportunity to explore the colourful and rich environment. The cultural landscape is surrounded by impressive castles and gardens, outstanding small-scale architecture, lakes and rivers.

Another interesting destination is the Kurt Weill Centre in Dessau. It is the only documentation centre about the composer's life in Germany. The cultural institution includes a museum, an archive, a library and a media library. The institution is worldwide renowned and well worth a visit. The next must-see during your visit to Dessau is the Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church). The former church was built in the 16th century and is the southernmost located piece of Northern German brick Gothic. Nowadays, it is mainly used as a venue for concerts and other events.

Visit Dessau – an eldorado for cultural tourists

There are many cultural highlights right in Dessau that will make your holiday unforgettable: Thanks to our convenient hotel location right in the city centre, most of these are easily accessible. Right opposite the Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel you will find the Anhaltisches Theater multi-genre theatre where modern theatre productions and exhibitions take place. Dessau reached world fame when the Bauhaus Dessau was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1996. Both the Bauhaus and the Kurt Weill Centre are within easy reach from the hotel and definitely a must-see for all culture lovers. Numerous stores, exhibitions and the unique flair of the city invite for a relaxed stroll. Contact us for further information.

 

Mittelelbe Dessau | © Biosphere Dessau Mkittelelbe

Our sightseeing tips in Dessau

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Fascinating Bauhaus Dessau

Architecture & culture

Nowadays, the building by Walter Gropius is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Feel the Bahaus movement's creative spirit in the Masters' Houses, only 1.7 km away from the hotel.

 

Mittelelbe Dessau | © Biosphere Dessau Mkittelelbe

Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve

Hike, stroll and marvel

The beautiful cultural landscape, with its castles, parks, meadows, woods and dykes invites you to go hiking, take a bike tour or a ferry ride. Distance from the nature reserve to our Dessau hotel: approx. 8 km.

Schloss Mosigkau © Sven Hertel_Stadtarchiv Dessau-Roßlau

Mosigkau Castle Museum and park

Culture and arts

The rococo castle boasts a major collection of paintings and art from the 17th and 18th century, by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens. The splendid castle and gardens are among the last remaining rococo ensembles in central Germany. Distance to the hotel: approx. 8 km

 

 

Bade-Bade Museum | © Bade-Bade Museum Boulevard

Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm with Wörlitz Castle

Unique cultural landscapes

The unique Garden Realm combines nature, landscaping, architecture and philosophy and was declared UNESCO  World Heritage in 2000.

The neo-classical castle still has its original interior from the 18th century. Distance to the hotel: approx. 16 km.

Our Tipp

Relax on our wonderful and comfortable garden terrace in Dessau. Of course with free Wi-Fi.