Welcome to Dessau-Rosslau
Officially known as Dessau-Rosslau since a 2007 merger with its neighbour across the Elbe, the town is an easy day trip from Berlin. Spending a night in the area will, however, allow more time to contemplate the beauty of the stark, utilitarian Bauhaus sites in contrast to the opulent splendour of the numerous palaces of the surrounding Garden Realm.
The Bauhaus mainstay is an easy walk west of the Hauptbahnhof. The town centre is southeast, about 15 minutes away. Pedestrianised Zerbster Strasse is the main drag, leading to the Markt, town hall and the Rathaus-Center shopping mall.