Founded as the main art school of the early 20th century, the State Bauhaus was an artistic pioneer in 1919 and radical in many ways. The enthusiasm and "the fire of devotion" of the early years in Weimar are evident in many documents. Even today, Bauhaus design shapes our everyday life.
UNESCO World Heritage
In December of 1996 the Bauhaus Sites in Weimar and Dessau were included as part of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO on the grounds that "the Bauhaus buildings in Weimar and Dessau represent the so calles "Bauhaus School" of architecture, which introduced revolutionary ideas of archtitecture, building and town planning between 1919 and 1933.