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Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is a garden in Saxony-Anhalt that was inscribed in 2000 as a World Heritage Site. The garden stands as an example of landscape design during the Age of Enlightenment, with was the 18th century. Also known as the English Grounds of Wörlitz, it is the first and largest English-style parks in Germany and in continental Europe.

The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz was the work of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau. He was inspired to create the garden after returning from a tour that took him to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland. Together with his friend, architect Friedrich Wilheim von Erdmannsdorff, he wanted to create a garden that moves away from the formal gardens of the Baroque period, to one that is more naturalistic, as in the Stourhead Gardens and Ermenonville.

Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cairns, Australia, on 27 November - 2 December, 2000.


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Fortress Gate at Sieglitzer Berg Park
Fortress Gate at Sieglitzer Berg Park
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 51 50 33 E 12 25 14.988 in Saxony-Anhalt.
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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