Oranienbaum, Germany

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Oranienbaum
Ortsteil of Oranienbaum-Wörlitz
Oranienbaum Palace
Oranienbaum Palace
Coat of arms of Oranienbaum
Coat of arms
Oranienbaum is located in Germany
Oranienbaum
Oranienbaum
Coordinates: 51°47′57″N 12°24′25″E / 51.79917°N 12.40694°E / 51.79917; 12.40694Coordinates: 51°47′57″N 12°24′25″E / 51.79917°N 12.40694°E / 51.79917; 12.40694
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Town Oranienbaum-Wörlitz
Area
 • Total 32.30 km2 (12.47 sq mi)
Elevation 64 m (210 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 3,280
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06785
Dialling codes 034904
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.oranienbaum.de

About this sound Oranienbaum  is a former town and a former municipality in the district of Wittenberg, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Oranienbaum-Wörlitz. It is situated south of the Elbe, east of Dessau.

History[edit]

The former settlement of Nischwitz was renamed in 1673 after Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau, a scion of the House of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Oranje-Nassau) and princess consort of the then ruling Prince John George II of Anhalt-Dessau. From 1683 on she had the Oranienbaum Palace erected according to plans by the Dutch architect Cornelis Ryckwaert. The parks are today included into the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Sights[edit]

Protestant church
  • Oranienbaum Palace, park and Chinese garden with pagoda
  • Baroque parish church, built in 1712
  • Monument Path with 29 stations
  • Historical market square
  • Dutch architectural style of the 19th century

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