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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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Poortugaal, Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I read a review of a British couple who didn't take the gondola as the view would be the same. Big mistake! If you take the gondola you see different area of the park and get some explanation and it will definitely increase the value of your visit! We also visited the palace which was nice to see too. The... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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261 reviews 261 reviews
49 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Jenkintown
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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