The originally Romanesque church St. Anna, which was renovated in 1725 in baroque style, is also part of the castle ensemble. 67 hectares of park were created between 1778 and 1784 in cooperation with Carl Christoph von Hoffmann, at that time lord of the castle in Dieskau, and Gottlieb Schoch. The Wörlitz facilities were the godfather. In an extensive manner typical for the time of the Enlightenment
The originally Romanesque church of St. Anna, renovated in 1725 in the Baroque style, is also part of the chateau ensemble.
The 67-hectare park was created between 1778 and 1784 in collaboration between Carl Christoph von Hoffmann, at that time lord of the castle in Dieskau, and Gottlieb Schoch. The Wörlitz grounds were the inspiration for this. In an extensive type of landscaping typical of the Enlightenment period, the meadows of the Reidebach were skilfully integrated and accentuated by terraced ponds and canals.
Paths and seats opened up many attractive views of the "Pleasure Ground" directly at the castle as well as of small architecture and works of art around the large mill pond. These included a Chinese water house and an Otahite bathhouse. Jewelry urns and obelisks were dedicated to friends and relatives of Hoffmann. After 1945 the park became overgrown: lines of sight grew overgrown, ponds and canals silted up, buildings decayed and were demolished.
Since 1998 the park has been restored in selected areas by the municipality of Kabelsketal with the support of the "Park Dieskau" development association. The park represents a valuable habitat for many, partly rare, native plant and animal species, including about 90 breeding bird species.
360 degree panoramic tour
"Walk with your eyes through the garden dream parks!
Thanks to the "Gartenträume 360 Grad" project, almost all of Saxony-Anhalt's 50 garden dream parks can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home with a panoramic view. In some of the pictures there are one or two surprises. Tip: Switch on the sound and be curious! The project "Gartenträume 360 Grad" was sponsored by the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
All panoramas here: www.gartentraeume-sachsen-anhalt.de/360Grad."