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Listed under Gardens in Dessau, Germany.

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A landscape garden laid out from 1764 to 1818 for Prince Franz of Anhalt-Dessau as a model of the ideals of the Enlightenment. The garden is set on the shores of a series of lakes and canals, with vistas, islands, ornamental buildings, bridges and seats all combining in a harmonious educational programme of use and beauty. You can walk round the garden or be rowed round it in a ‘gondola’.

Among the extra pleasures of Wörlitz is the exceptional wildlife, including storks and the European beaver. Wörlitz sits at the heart of the Garden Kingdom, so that there are several other kindred gardens within easy reach, as well as the famous Bauhaus in Dessau, just down the road.

Written by  Steven Desmond.

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