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  • 1 Mosigkau Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 2 Bauhaus Building

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gropiusallee D - 06846 Dessau

    This Design Academy was built according to plans by Walter Gropius in 1926. It displays all the features of the Bauhaus style: glazed façades, no visible supports at corners and cubic blocks.

  • 3 Professors' houses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ebertallee D - 06846 Dessau

    The architect, Walter Gropius, built three semi-detached houses for the Bauhaus professors. The Feiningerhaus was both a home and a workplace and is now the Kurt Weill Centre, devoted to the composer born in Dessau in 1900. Don't miss the chance to s..

  • 4 Arbeitsamt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 5 Törten estate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Danaschkestraße D - 06849 Dessau

    The Törten estate is made up of over 300 terraced houses, which were built to enable workers to buy their own homes. Despite subsequent alterations, it is still possible to recognise the distinctive Bauhaus style.

  • 6 Other Bauhaus buildings

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Südstr. D - 06849 Dessau

    Several other Bauhaus houses are scattered around the town: the steel house and Fieger house (Südstraße), on Peterholzstraße and the consumer building (Konsumgebäude, Am Dreieck 1).

  • 7 Georgium Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

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