Paradise in the spirit of the Enlightenment: the kingdom of Prince Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau

It was always meant to be more than just a park. Prince Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau, an enlightened man, had his entire territory turned into a garden kingdom. It was freely accessible to all his subjects, giving them the chance to better themselves amid natural surroundings.

As the first English-style landscape garden in mainland Europe, the 18th century Garden Kingdom of Dessau Wörlitz unites garden design and architecture in perfect harmony. Here you'll find manor houses, more than 100 buildings of varying sizes and a range of sweeping parks and gardens, all spread over an area of 140 square kilometres on and around the banks of the rivers Elbe and Mulde.

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