Bauhaus in Weimar
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.
The design school is associated with experiments in form and colour, architectural icons and everyday design, lavish parties and minimalist designs. Walter Gropius brought the European artistic avant-garde to the city in 1919: Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky and many more prepared to revolutionise our everyday life with their ideas. Even today, Bauhaus design shapes our everyday life.
This year, Weimar celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Bauhaus exhibition. In 1923, the Bauhäusler showed for the first time how radically new design, building and living together was thought of at the Bauhaus.
Festivals, concerts and, this year, a parade: a varied programme for the anniversary year.
Haus Am Horn
Based on a design by Georg Muche, master weaver and head of the Bauhaus exhibition, the House Am Horn was built 100 years ago.
Bauhaus-World Heritage Sites
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.