we visited the Wörlitzer garden earlier this year, it was around easter.The garden is an important part of the "Dessau-Wörlitzer Gartenreich", which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was created under the reign of Prince Leopold III. Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau in the second half of the 18th century. We just took a walk in one part of the garden. There is a lot to explore and it's worth more than one visit.
Attention: I made a lot of photos, that means this blog post is very picture-heavy!
|You can click on the pictures to enlarge them! At that time the cherry trees were blooming.|
|There are several statues spread over the park and there are various islands that can be reached by ferries and boats.|
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|You can click on the pictures to enlarge them! The atmosphere of each part of the park was different. This tunnel leads directly into a stream.|
|Beautiful cherry blossoms everywhere! It's very worthwhile to go there in the spring. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.|
|I really liked all the historicizing statues and buildings. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.|
|I was super close to this swan. So close I could have stroked it. But I didn't touched it, I only took thousands of photos.|
|The Gothic House was built from 1773 after the plans of Erdmannsdorff and Planning Director Georg Christoph Ezekiel. The specialty of this building are its two different facades. This front is the front of a Venetian church. |
Bottom Left: the other side follows the style of the Tudor Gothic. The fountain on the bottom right is in the courtyard of the building.
|And all around the building, particularly on the Tudor Gothic side, were peacocks. This one peahen was very photogenic. I've tons of nice pictures of her. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.|
|Another view of the Gothic house through an orchard.|
|Nice flowers and a pretty path.|
The "Romantische Partie" is a part of the garden that has labyrinthine grottos and rock tunnels.
Also there are a couple of bridges such as this chain bridge. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
|That was my favorite visual axis: the Venus Temple from the perspective of a grotto.|
|Look at that sky! I loved the light in the late afternoon. The Venus Temple looked amazing.|
|As we walked back to the car, I photographed another view of the Gothic House and a rapeseed field and the field with cherry trees. The yellow field, the blue sky and the flowers looked great together.|
I hope you like this little look into the Wörlitzer gardens. It's really just a glimpse, there is more to see there. If you ever come near Dessau: It's really worth a visit.
Thanks for reading!