View through the Footbridge over the river Mulde to St. Mary's Church, Johannbau and Townhall.
|• Lord Mayor||Klemens Koschig|
|• Total||244.62 km2 (94.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||61 m (200 ft)|
|• Density||338.971/km2 (877.930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||0340 (Dessau)
Dessau is a town in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. The next larger cities are Halle (Saale), about 40 km southwest, Leipzig, about 52 km south and Magdeburg, about 54 km northwest. The city became well known for its college of architecture Bauhaus (Architecture House or Building House related to the German verb for "build") founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. In July 2007 it was merged with Roßlau to the new city of Dessau-Roßlau.
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