The Schloss and Park Luisium A private refuge for the princess

The Gartenreich


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Opening hours

Opening hours
Open from springawakening till 31 October

March and April:
Sat, Sun and holidays: 10 a.m. -​ 5 p.m.

May to September:
Tue -​ Sun and holidays: 10 a.m. -​ 5 p.m.

Sat, Sun and holidays: 10 a.m. -​ 5 p.m.

The park is open all year round.

Entrance fees

Admission fees
8,50 €

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.