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The town's strategic situation at the crossroads of several major trading routes contributed to its expansion from the Middle Ages. It acquired an international reputation in the 20C thanks to Hugo Junkers, the inventor of gas engines and heaters as well as the first all-metal airplane. Its is however better known as the seat of the Bauhaus School of Architecture and many of the town's buildings date from the 1920s. In 1966, these were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Tourist attractions Dessau : Things to see and do

  • Mosigkau Castle Interesting

    Knobelsdorffallee 2

    This summer residence built in the 18C was the home of Princess Wilhelmine and represents a successful example of the Rococo style. Surrounded by a particularly attractive exotic garden, the main body of the castle has two storeys. The wings are embe..

  • Georgium Castle

    Puschkinallee 100

    The castle built for Prince Johann Georg in the midst of a lovely garden is by no means devoid of charm. The castle is the abode of a picture gallery with German paintings from the last centuries, including a number by Cranach the Elder, together wit..

  • Arbeitsamt


    The Arbeitsamt or workplace is a fine example of functional architecture. The semicircular, flat-roofed building was designed by Walter Gropius in 1928.

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Hotels Dessau

  • City-Pension Dessau-Roßlau

    Ackerstraße 3a D - 06842 Dessau

    This guest house is located in Dessau-Roßlau, less than 2 km from the town centre. It offers modern rooms, free wired internet and WiFi, and good links with the A9 motorway. Each room at the City-Pension Dessau-Roßlau has a private bathroom and cabl..

  • NH Dessau

    Zerbster Strasse 29 D - 06844 Dessau

    This 4-star hotel in central Dessau offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel. A 10-minute walk takes you to the railway station, the town hall and the River Elbe. Your room at the NH Dessau features all modern co..

  • Hotel Kuehnauer Hof

    Hauptstraße 179 D - 06846 Dessau

    Prix Prices from : 29 €

    Free private parking, a beer garden and compact rooms with free WiFi are offered by this hotel. Quietly located in the Kleinkühnau district, on the R1 European hiking route, it is a 7-minute drive from Dessau’s Old Town. Warmly decorated rooms with ..

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