The State Bauhaus in Weimar

BAUHAUS” is the common term for the Staatliches Bauhaus, an art and architecture school in Germany that operated from 1919 to 1933, and for its approach to design that it publicized and taught. Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture, and one of the most important currents of the New Objectivity.

The Bauhaus art school existed in three German cities (Weimar from 1919 to 1925, Dessau from 1925 to 1932, Berlin from 1932 to 1933), under three different architect-directors. Today – the Bauhaus sites in Weimar and Dessau belong to UNESCO World Heritage.

Bauhaus-Museum. (c) KSW, Maik Schuck

Bauhaus Museum

The Bauhaus Museum Weimar with its exhibition of more than 300 objects offers insights into the development of the State Bauhaus in the place in which it was founded, namely in Weimar.

A new Bauhaus Museum

Thanks to a special funding programme, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar foundation is able to set up a new Bauhaus museum in Weimar until 2015.

Hauptgebäude der Bauhaus-Universität. Foto: (c) BUW


where everything started - the former School of arts and crafts - today main building of Bauhaus Universität Weimar.


Beside the museum there are many interesting sites related to Bauhaus to be seen in Weimar: buildings, design objects or monuments

guided tour

On the traces of the early Bauhaus in Weimar: This tour focuses on the lives of some of the Bauhaus masters. It includes a visit to the former workshops.

Bauhaus-Film 2009. Trapp Media

100 years Bauhaus

The Bauhaus comes from Weimar! Starting with the festivities in 2009 Weimar is on its way to celebrate Bauhaus 100 in 2019. March 2017