Mausoleum in Dessau-Roßlau

Mausoleum in Dessau-Roßlau

The mausoleum once served as a burial ground for the Dukes of Anhalt. It was built in the years 1894/98 according to plans by Franz Schwechten. Today the building is surrounded by a zoological garden. Together with the neighbouring Georgium, it forms a recreational area for the citizens of Dessau-Roßlau. [German]

Employment Office (1929)

Employment office by Walter Gropius in Dessau-Roßlau

Walter Gropius planned this building in the years 1928/29. Its former function as an employment office can still be read by a fading inscription (“Amt für Arbeit”). The building is an impressive example of how to align architecture to a process – in this case looking after job seekers. [German]

Seven Pillars in Dessau-Roßlau

Seven pillars in Dessau-Roßlau

The “Seven Pillars” (Sieben Säulen) represent an artificial Roman ruin in Georgium. Thus, an English-style landscape park in Dessau-Roßlau is called. Together with the Wörlitzer Park, this forms the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz”. The name of the building raises a question: why does it have eight pillars? [German]