The Red Watchhouse at Wörlitz Live like Prince Franz in a historic building directly on the Elbe dyke

Holiday homes

The renting of this holiday home is done by the team of the hotel "Zum Stein" in Wörlitz.

Please inform yourself about the availability by phone or e-mail:

T: +49(0)34905.50-0


Please inquire about overnight rates directly at the Ringhotel »Zum Stein«

Ringhotel zum Stein
Erdmannsdorffstr. 228
D-06785 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz / OT Wörlitz

T: +49 (0)34905.500

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Live like Prince Franz in a historic building directly on the Elbe dyke The Red Watchhouse at Wörlitz

The neo-classical watchhouse on the banks of the »Großes Wallloch« (lit. Great Dyke Hole – a lake formed by receding floods) was built in 1772. It emerged after designs by Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff, at a time when construction work at Schloss Wörlitz was still underway under his direction. The ground floor historically contained a stove – otherwise it was used to house tools for flood protection.

The elegant upper floor with its stuccoed walls served Prince Franz as occasional accommodation. From here he enjoyed the view across the water in a westerly direction towards the Schloss and St. Peter’s Church.

The house was refurbished in 2005/06. It is equipped with a small kitchen, bath tub and toilet on the ground floor as well a lounge and bedroom on the upper floor. Bookings can be made via the Hotel »Zum Stein«, which is located about 800 meters from the house.

Guests live here in dreamlike peace. Telephone, radio and TV were deliberately omitted. The Red Wall Watch House offers space for two people and can be booked for a minimum of 2 nights on request.

Included in the price are:
-a breakfast basket, daily newspaper, drinks in the minibar
(wine, mineral water, apple juice, beer), a small guide through the Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz, rental bikes, parking at the Hotel »Zum Stein«, free use of the Roman Bath and Sauna Landscape at the Hotel »Zum Stein«

Smoking is prohibited in the Red Wall Watch House and in the entire Gartenreich. Pets are not allowed.