Mar 21, 2013

800 years of Dessau

The town of Dessau is dedicating its anniversary year in 2013 to its UNESCO World Heritage sites. To complement the grand anniversary festival from 5 to 7 July 2013, special events are taking place throughout the year, such as exhibitions, plays and concerts focusing on the Bauhaus and master houses and the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz – both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Also well worth a visit is the annual Kurt Weill Festival, dedicated to the life and work of this captivating composer.

In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage sites that are being celebrated this year, Saxony-Anhalt is home to three further World Heritage sites that are among the cultural and natural highlights of the region.