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Dessau-Rosslau Overview

Dessau is the largest population centre within Dessau-Roßlau, with approximately 77,000 inhabitants (2006). Most of the town is located on the left bank of the Mulde, south of its confluence with the Elbe. Dessau (Dessau vacation rentals | Dessau travel guide) was first mentioned in 1213, and became the capital of a small state (Anhalt-Dessau) in the 14th century. Between 1863 and 1918, it was the capital of Anhalt. Since the second half of the 19th century, Dessau is an industrial city. With the famous art and architecture school Bauhaus, located in Dessau between 1925 and 1932, and the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm the city features two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Roßlau has approximately 13,000 inhabitants (2006). It is located on the right bank of the Elbe, near its confluence with the Mulde, about 7 kilometers north of the centre of Dessau. Roßlau was first mentioned in 1215. Before it merged with Dessau, it was part of the district Anhalt-Zerbst.

Things to See in Dessau-Rosslau

Palace and Park Mosigkau, a rococo-Ensenble

Schloss Großkühnau und Kühnauer Park, home of the Cultural Foundation Dessau-Wörlitz

Castle Garden and George Georgium with story castle wall

Schloss and Park Luisium

Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve


Zoo in Mausoleumspark

Anhalt Theatre

Old Theatre

Bauhaus Dessau (Dessau vacation rentals | Dessau travel guide) with museum and audio-visual tour

Feininger Masters' House

Dessau-Törten with consumption of municipal buildings and steel house, houses, arcades and home Fieger

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More about the History of Dessau-Rosslau

The city of Dessau-Roßlau was formed on 1 July 2007 as part of the district reform in Saxony-Anhalt. After the merger of Dessau (Dessau vacation rentals | Dessau travel guide) and Roßlau, it resulted in a population of 91,243 (as of 31 December 2006). Dessau-Roßlau could achieve metropolitan status by the proposed amalgamation of the administration Wörlitzer Winkel and Quellensdorf if the population reaches 100,000 inhabitants.

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Dessau-Roßlau is an independent city and urban district in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Elbe and Mulde. The town was formed by merger of the independent city of Dessau with the town of Roßlau in the course of the Kreisreform Sachsen-Anhalt on 1 July 2007. Dessau-Roßlau is the third largest town of Saxony-Anhalt by population, after Magdeburg and Halle.

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