The »Schlangenhaus« at the Luisium The perfect place to dream and enjoy

Holiday homes


Rentals are for two nights or more.
Price per night:

Peak season
20.03.–31.10. und 22.12.– 06.01. and bank holidays*
1-2 people: 195,00 €
3-4 people: 250,00 €

Off-peak season
01.11.–21.12. und 07.01.–19.03.
1-2 people: 100,00 €
3-4 people: 165,00 €

*Bank holidays
New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday, Ascention Day, Whit Monday, Day of German Renunification, Reformation Day, Christmas (24.-26.12.)

There is a free right of withdrawal up to 21 days before the reservation date. If this deadline is not met, distance fees of 20% of the usage fee due will be charged.

T: +49(0)340. 64 615-0
F: +49(0)340. 64 615-10


The perfect place to dream and enjoy The »Schlangenhaus« at the Luisium

Stay where Louise (1750–1811), wife of Prince Franz, retreated to the peace of nature. At the Luisium on the eastern fringe of Dessau this is still possible!

The »Schlangenhaus« was named thus by the locals due to the shape of its gutters which have the form of snakes. The house was built on a little mound from about 1790 onwards. The brick building, which was inspired by English houses, originally served as a guest house. Its underground vaults were used to store fruit from a nearby plantation.
After the Second World War, the house gradually fell into disrepair. Following the extensive restoration of all rooms, the house has been used as a holiday home since 1996.

During your stay you have at your disposal a fully furnished house suitable for two people, with electric heating in all rooms. Optional additional bedding in the salon can sleep another two. The barrel vaults of the lower ground floor house a kitchen, a separate dining room as well as a bath and toilet. The roof terrace, equipped with garden furniture, offers delightful views across the gardens. The car park is about 250 metres away from the house. Our aim is to help the friends on the Gartenreich to appreciate nature and art. We have therefore deliberately not installed a telephone connection, TV and radio in our guest houses!

The price includes:
Bed linen and towels
Ancillary costs
Initial and final cleaning
Use of garden furniture

Close-by is a supermarket, a bakery and a number of other shops.