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Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

Worlitz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Worlitz
Type: Gardens, Architectural Buildings, Parks, Historic Sites
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our morning tour of the park and gardens. Highly recommend taking the gondola ride as well. Be sure to have a guide so you understand the history and Prince Franz's intentions in establishing the gardens for the public to share.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We loved the extensive gardens complete with peacocks.The gondola tour is the way to go here in good weather.You will glide thru leafy glades and get a bit of serenity the place is designed to inspire.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I probably expected too much from this visit as it has been hyped up somewhat. We live in South Yorkshire and having easy access to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire amongst many other beautiful sites. Because of the raving reports I expected similar but was hugely disappointed. On entering the park you pass a beautiful church which is picture postcard stuff.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The gardens are extensive with peacocks The lake has gondolas for a charge. Take time to do a tour of the palace. Well preserved even original furniture

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Prague, Czech Republic
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I made a bike trip with my friends from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Wörlitz in summer. I think Wörlitz is a very nice place to spend some time, there are interesting buildings as well as beautiful park.

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Lancaster, Pa.
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49 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Not to be missed if you love beautiful parks and gardens! We visited this on our way down the Elbe on a Viking River cruise recently and loved it in spite of being there on a cloudy, misty day. Worlitz goes back over 1000 years when Prince Franz the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau wanted to create gardens for his people to... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

UNESCO World Heritage Site , well worth a visit. We went during March and walked through deep snow drifts in the gardens and grounds......incredible and still a magical worth while experience. I am sure during warmer weather, the gardens would be even more beautiful. The interior of the 'castle' was also very interesting and was an enjoyable visit. Our Guide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I'll begin by stating that our group had advantages not every visitor there has. We had a guide who escorted us as we strolled through the beautiful grounds in addition to a guide in the castle. Plus, the picture perfect weather we enjoyed enhanced our experience even more. This said, the beauty and tranquility of the English Garden style park... More

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Hobart, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Garden at Worlitz is really rather large. It is a '17th Century English landscape' style design and it still survives on a grand scale - you could spend a full day enjoying the lawn areas, tree copses and very large lakes. There are a myriad of feature buildings within the garden with the central point being the beautiful Schloss... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is 17 square mile park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site created in the 1700's after Prince Franz Anhalt-Dessau's visit to England. He was so impressed that he wanted to create an English style garden with Gothic temples, canals and lakes. We took the gondola (row boat) tour on the lake and had a guided tour of the... More

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