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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 2-3 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. The building is surrounded by a particularly attractive exotic garden.

  • Georgium Castle

    Puschkinallee 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..

  • Arbeitsamt

    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.

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Hotels Dessau

  • Hotel Kuehnauer Hof

    Hauptstraße 179 D - 06846 Dessau

    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 ..

  • Days Inn Dessau Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Sonnenallee 4 D - 06842 Dessau

    Prix Prices from : 36 €

    This 3-star hotel on the outskirts of Dessau boasts a wonderful location amid the UNESCO listed Dessau Wörlitz Garden Realm, just 400 metres from the A9 motorway junction. Rooms at the Days Inn Dessau offer modern amenities. There is also an invitin..

  • City-Pension Dessau-Roßlau

    Ackerstraße 3a D - 06842 Dessau

    Prix Prices from : 49 €

    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..

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