Things to see and do - Dessau
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Unmissable tourist sites
Dessau Travel guide
Dessau : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Dessau : Things to see and do
Knobelsdorffallee 2 D - 06847 Dessau
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..
Puschkinallee 100 D - 06846 Dessau
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..
August-Bebel-Platz D - 06842 Dessau
The Arbeitsamt or workplace is a fine example of functional architecture. The semicircular, flat-roofed building was designed by Walter Gropius in 1928.
Ebertallee 66 D - 06846 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..
Sollnitzer Allee 4 D - 6842 DESSAU ROSSLAU
The ibis budget Dessau Ost is situated just 10 minutes from the centre and is easily accessible via the A9 motorway close by. Guests have 62 comfortable rooms available, each of which can accommodate up to two adults and one child below the age of 12..
Friedensplatz D - 06844 Dessau
Kirchstr. 1 D - 06846 Dessau-Ziebigk
The oldest house in Dessau's Ziebigk quarter offers both good food and a great setting. It has a brightly coloured half-timbered external façade and an interior with three welcoming yet elegant dining rooms. Chef Katrin Mädel and her kitchen team pre..