Re-start in the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

All castles open, gondola and ferry service in Wörlitz Park starts again

Due to the persistently low incidence values below 100 in the city of Dessau-Roßlau and the district of Wittenberg, the castles in the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz and Stein Island in Wörlitz Park will reopen their doors to visitors from Saturday, May 29 and can be visited as part of a guided tour. The gondolas and ferries will also be available again. The Gothic House opens on June 01.

Here’s what to look for when visiting:

Secure admission tickets online:

In accordance with the regulations currently in place to curb new infections, it is important that interested parties purchase their admission tickets online in advance. Tickets can be ordered for the desired date on our website and picked up at the respective castle or gondola station up to 10 minutes before the start of the guided tour or gondola ride.

Contact Tracking:

For any necessary contact tracking, the contact details of the visitors must be recorded. This is possible via smartphone with the apps provided for this purpose (Luca app or Corona warning app) or analog. Corresponding QR codes for registering the visit are posted at the entrances.

For mutual protection, we urge you to observe the following rules:

✓ Please wear a protective medical mask.

✓ Keep a safe distance of 1.5 to 2 meters.

✓ Pay attention to hand hygiene: Use the hand disinfectant provided.

✓ Follow the instructions of the staff.

✓ At the ferries, please pay appropriately.

Opening hours:

Wörlitz Palace and Stein Island are open daily (except Mondays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Gothic House is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The castles Luisium, Mosigkau and Oranienbaum can be visited between 10 am and 5 pm.

Those who want to experience Wörlitz Park from the water can take a gondola ride daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or use the ferries (Roseninsel and Teelauben ferries daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Amtsfähre daily from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.).


Thematic tours of the KsDW:

So far this season, all of KsDW’s planned special tours have had to be postponed due to corona. Due to the continuing low incidence values, the series of events – for the time being with outdoor thematic tours – can now be opened on June 3.

The following tours will be offered:

On the trail of water – A thematic walk in Wörlitz Park
June 3, 4 p.m.
Wörlitz Park, meeting point: Stein Island
Guided tour with Sven Schönemann, Department of Gardens and Waters,
Price: 8,50 € p. P.,
Registration at or +49 (0)34905.4090

“Bike tour from Susili to Wuerliaci”
06.06., 9 a.m.
Sieglitzer Berg, meeting point: Solitude
Bike tour from Sieglitzer Berg to Wörlitz with Sebastian Doil, Department of Gardens and Waters,
Price: 8,50 € p. P.,
Registration at or +49 (0)34905.4090

Insights – Garden Monument Park Walk
06.06., 10.30 a.m.
Oranienbaum Castle Park, meeting point: Garden Kingdom Shop
Special guided tour with Michael Keller, Department of Gardens and Waters,
Price: 8,50 € p. P.,
Registration at or +49 (0)34904.20259

For the latest information on events in the Garden Kingdom, please visit

We hope all guests enjoy discovering the gardens and parks with their outstanding architecture and art collections!