The Schloss and Park Luisium A private refuge for the princess

The Gartenreich

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Opening hours
Pre-season (16th of March - 30th of April) and post-season (1st - 31st of October)
Sat, Sun and holidays: 10 a.m. -​ 5 p.m.

1st of May to 30th of September:
Tue -​ Sun and holidays: 10 a.m. -​ 5 p.m.

You can get to know the Schloss Luisium on guided tours (currently max. 10 people):

Schloss Luisium: guided tour
Tue-Sun: 10 a.m., 12 a.m. ,1 p.m., 3 p.m, 4 p.m

Short guided tour of the Schloss & park
Tue-Sat: 11 a.m.

Guided tour of the park
Tue-Sun: 2 p.m.

Family tour
Sundays, 11 a.m.

The park is open all year round.

Admission fees
9 €

The park is open to the public and freely accessible.

Schloss und Park Luisium
Am Luisium 5
D - 06844 Dessau-Roßlau / OT Waldersee

T: +49 (0) 340.218370
F: +49 (0) 340.2183721


A private refuge for the princess The Schloss and Park Luisium

The Park situated on the north-eastern edge of Dessau, which was laid out commencing in 1780, having been commissioned by Prince Franz for his consort Louise, is surely the most idyllic in the Gartenreich.

Neo-Gothic and classicist buildings, together with fountains, grottoes, constructed ruins and sculptures, are woven with great sensitivity into the enchanting river meadow landscape, with its ancient solitary oaks. A picturesque view of the neo-Gothic Gestüt (horse-breeding stables) creates a cheerful mood. The small and harmoniously proportioned country house built on a square ground plan is a masterpiece by the architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. This little Schloss is well worth a visit, particularly its magnificent ceremonial hall with female figural representations of the Virtues, an enchantingly decorated mirror cabinet, and the likewise fully-preserved Pompejanisches Kabinett or Pompeian Cabinet, decorated with volcano images.

Special features:
Holiday department in the former Gärtnerhaus (“gardener’s house”) and the Schlangenhaus.