An impressive English-style landscaped park

Here is now infinitely beautiful. […] The bushes are in their most beautiful youth, and the whole has the purest loveliness...”, wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1778 about the then new Wörlitz Park. To this day, guests of the unique landscape park are as enthusiastic as the prince of poets.


The earliest of its kind

After a trip to England, Prince Leopold III Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau began a transformation of his own principality in 1765 and created his own England, so to speak. The Wörlitzer Park is the start and highlight of this project. It is the first English landscape park to be created on the European mainland – and to this day it is a true masterpiece of garden art!

The Wörlitz Park combines the prince’s intentions to beautify his country, to educate his people and to combine the useful with the beautiful. What does that mean? Stay tuned!


World and time travel in miniature

The first neoclassical palace and the first neo-Gothic building in Germany, Europe’s only artificial volcano, a stone labyrinth, 17 different bridges, numerous temples, grottos and caves, islands, ancient sculptures, special plants and constantly new surprising visual axes – Wörlitz Park has all kinds of great things to offer. What you should not miss with such an abundance of attractions:

What's special

Gondola rides

A trip across Lake Wörlitz and through the canals, as experienced by Prince Franz, is still one of the most beautiful ways to enjoy the constantly changing garden images of the landscape park.

on the hour 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May to September
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

on the hour 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adults € 12.00
Reduced € 10.00
Children and pupils € 3.00
Dog € 2.00


for groups of 15 people or more
Students up to 25 years, trainees, unemployed, severely disabled (accompanying person free), holders of volunteer cards of the city of Dessau-Roßlau

May to September
Mon–Fri 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

€ 150.00/hour (max. 12 persons per gondola)
each additional hour € 110.00
plus price for coffee set, food, drinks

By appointment only!

Evening gondola ride on Lake Wörlitz and canals with elegant Italian dinner on the water

Start 6:00 p.m. (two hours), ticket price per person: € 72.00

Dates 2024
June 26; 02, 04, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 July;
01, 06, 13, 20, 22, 27, 29 August 2024

Booking at www.abendgondelfahrt.de

To new shores


The passenger ferries make it possible to let your gaze wander far over the water and shorten your way through the park as you wish. Ideal for all guests who are not so good on foot.


Sat, Sun 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April, October
daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

May to September
daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Neumarks Garten–Roseninsel–Schochs Garten

April, October
daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

May to September
daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Schlossgarten–Neumarks Garten

April, October
Sat, Sun, public holidays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

May to September
daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Normal price:
Per person per crossing € 1.00
Reduced € 0.50
Children and pupils € 0.50

Day ticket:
Per person € 3.00
Children and pupils € 1.50

guided Tours

Immerse yourself in the (hist)stories


Public guided tours

Numerous stories are hidden in the artfully designed landscape of the park and are waiting to be told and heard. That’s why we recommend all guests to take part in a guided tour. Be inspired!

Wörlitzer Park, Muschelnymphe

Public guided park tours take place daily at 1:00 p.m. from April to October.

Meeting point at the summer dining room of the Küchengebäude, palace side
Duration 2 to 2.5 hours

Adults: € 11.00
Gäste mit Kurkarte: 10,00 €
ermäßigt: 5,50 €

Children up to 16 years free of charge

Tickets are available at the Tourist information office in the Küchengebäude at Schloss Wörlitz, on +49 (0) 3 49 05.3 10 09 or online

Ask us!

Guided tours for groups

You are welcome to book group tours in Wörlitzer Park with us. And we also have very special themed tours ready for your group trip: How about a literary walk in the footsteps of the great poet Goethe?

Duration: 2 hours (recommended)
Package price up to 15 people: € 105.00
each additional person: € 7.00
reduced: € 3.00
(plus € 1.00 per person ferry crossing)

Duration: 1 hour (only palace garden)
Package price up to 15 people: € 75.00
each additional person: € 5.00
reduced: € 2.00

Depending on the area of interest of your travel group, our special themed tours could be suitable for you. Browse through the offers that we have lovingly put together for you.

To the list of themed tours and day programs for groups

Guided tours in English and French are also available by prior arrangement.

You can find out more at the Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz Tourist Information in the kitchen building at Wörlitz Palace, on +49 (0) 3 49 05.3 10 09 or via the contact form:

Through the park via app


The Park Wörlitz can be explored in a playful way with the Actionbound app. Active and tricky tasks make a visit to the park a fun and informative experience for young and old. Three themed routes are available: through the palace garden, through Schoch’s garden and a bridge bound.


Tips, offers, events,...

Any questiones?

We are here for you

Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz


in the Küchengebäude beside Schloss Wörlitz
Kirchgasse 35, D-06785 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz
Phone +49 (0) 3 49 05.3 10 09

Opening hours 2024

January to 15 March, November, December:
Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

16 March to 31 October:
Monday to Thursday, Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.