Worlitzer

What a place! The follies, caves, grottos, waterways, ferries, bridges, and unique vistas are all superb. We didn’t arrive at Wurlitzer until the afternoon. I could have spent another day there. We had a nice dinner at Worlitzer Hof before driving home.

“The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, (German: Dessau-Wörlitzer Gartenreich) is a World Heritage Site in Germany, that lies between city of Dessau and the town of Wörlitz in Central Germany. It was designated world heritage in 2000. It is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), returning from a Grand Tour to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland he had undertaken together with his friend architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. Strongly influenced by the ideals of The Enlightenment, they aimed to move on from the formal garden concept of the Baroque era in favor of a naturalistic landscape as they had seen at Stourhead Gardens and Ermenonville. Today the cultural landscape of Dessau-Wörlitz encompasses an area of 142 km2 (55 sq mi) within the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.” Source: Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm – Wikipedia

17 thoughts on “Worlitzer

  1. shoreacres 2021-11-23 / 7:21 am

    I’ll confess I laughed when I got to the photo of the ‘Caucasian wing-nut.’ I’ve known a couple of those. It’s an unbelievably beautiful place, and your photos are glorious: just the right combination of views. Reading your title, my first thought was of the Wurlitzer company, and memories of hearing one of their great theater organs when I was a kid. I wondered about the connection between the company’s founder, a German immigrant to this country, named Wurlitzer, and this area.

    One thing I didn’t know about the Wurlitzers is that the Rembert Wurlitzer Co., Wurlitzer’s rare and historic stringed instrument department, was independently directed by Rudolph Wurlitzer’s grandson. Rembert’s shop on 42nd Street in NYC was a leading international center for rare and historic string instruments

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-11-23 / 8:25 am

      I remember Wurlitzer organs too. Might be related, who knows. thanks for this additional history.

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  2. singlikewildflowers 2021-11-22 / 11:47 pm

    Pictures are wonderful of this historic place. Thanks for sharing. I could spend a whole day there wandering around taking pictures and admiring the views around me.

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-11-23 / 8:26 am

      I could have too. We got there in the afternoon. We covered a lot in a short time.

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  3. Eunice 2021-11-22 / 2:34 pm

    Wow. This looks like a fabulous place to visit, thanks for sharing. I love the first Gothic house, reminds me of a cake with pink and white icing. Is it a proper house or just a folly? Love the shot below the second Gothic house, it’s stunning 🙂

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  4. picpholio 2021-11-22 / 11:26 am

    To be honest, I’ve never heard about this garden. So happy you shared this info and the pictures you made are awesome.

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-11-23 / 8:28 am

      I hope you get the chance to visit it someday. Thanks 🙂

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  5. Amy 2021-11-22 / 10:32 am

    Beautiful, indeed! Thank you for taking us there, Sherry.

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  6. Sue 2021-11-22 / 9:23 am

    Ah, Wörlitzer Park…..years since I visited! I recall the Gothic house, but not all the bridges

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