Dessau, Germany
Dessau is a town in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. It the third largest city in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany and an industrial city, river port, and rail and road transport center.

Dessau is historically the capital of the principality (later dukedom) of Anhalt(-Dessau). In the 20th century it became famous for the "Bauhaus" & "Junkers". Buildings and parks in and around Dessau ("Garden kingdom of Dessau-Wörtlitz"), built in the second half of the 18th century during the time of enlightenment by prince Franz, became listed as world cultural heritage as well as the Bauhaus buildings.

Things to See & Do

* Berhaus building
* Master Houses
* Georgium Palace & Park
* Luisium Palace & Park
* Worlitz Gardens

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 182.81 km²
Population – 80,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The “Elbehafen” near the Grain House is used for cruises.

Travel Links - Nearest Airports are Leipzig, Magdeburg-Cochstedt), and Berlin. Allow 90 minutes transfer from LEJ, 2,5 to 3 hours from the other airports using public transport.

Dessau Hauptbahnhof (main station) has connections to Magdeburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Bitterfeld and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.