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Bauhaus and Modernism in Thuringia

The Bauhaus has left its testimonials at many locations in Thuringia. Some of these are museums or open at certain times. Other buildings are privately owned, such as the Auerbach House in Jena. At the Bauhaus Hotel in Probstzella, the design world of the Bauhaus era lives on in part today.

 

Bauhaus in Thuringia

Egon-Eiermann-Building Apolda

The fire extinguisher plant, which was extended in 1938/39 according to plans by the architect Egon Eiermann, is an outstanding monument to modern architecture and industrial building culture. The Berliner Total KG Foerstner & Co. ha…

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Milchhof Arnstadt
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Milchhof Arnstadt

Arnstadt

A co-operative project made up of 80 dairy farmers commissioned Martin Schwarz, the local architect, to build a modern dairy. In 1928/29, he carried out this commission in a way surprising in social, functional, lighting and not least aesthe…

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Peter Keler Studio House

Peter Keler studied at the State Bauhaus in Weimar between 1921 and 1925. Under the direct influence of Kandinsky's theory of colour, Keler used the colour-form classification known to this day as the Bauhaus trademark: red, yellow, blue…

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Bauhaus Workshop Museum in Dornburg

Looking for a place for the Bauhaus ceramics workshop, Walter Gropius  heard in 1920 about the old royal stables in Dornburg. The building near the Dornburg Castles dates from the 18th century and was ideal for use as a pottery. Wha…

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KUNSTPavillon
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KUNSTPavillon

Eisenach

Designed and planned by the Leipzig architect Werrmann and opened as an exhibition pavilion in 1967 after an eight-month construction period, the ART Pavilion in Eisenach is one of the last buildings of its time that has survived wi…

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Margaretha Reichardt Haus
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Margaretha Reichardt Haus

Erfurt Bischleben-Stedten

The Erfurt artist and Bauhaus student Margaretha Reichardt opened a hand-weaving workshop in 1933 and passed on the intellectual and cultural principles of the Bauhaus as well as teaching the art of weaving.
The home and weaving ce…

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egapark
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egapark

Erfurt

Extending for a total of 36 hectares, the egapark in the south-west of Erfurt is one of Germany's largest gardens and recreation parks. In 1885, the site of a former fortification complex was turned into a public park and successively en…

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Henry van de Velde - Museum Haus Schulenburg

Thanks to the private efforts of Magdeburg physician Dr. Volker Kielstein, one of Gera's most attractive mansions has now been restored. The chequered history of the building began with a commission placed by textiles manufacturer Paul S…

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Residental buildings

300 homes in several separate buildings were originally planned on the Galgenberg site in Gera. However, only two four-storey buildings with flats were eventually built, with a low fifth storey under the flat roof.

Although…

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Schulenburg & Bessler wool- and silk-weaving company

Paul Schulenburg (1871-1937) was an important textiles manufacturer and patron of the arts in Gera. He attended a textiles college and became an authorised officer of the Eastern Thuringian textiles industry in 1895. In 1897, he founded a wo…

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Sparmberg residential house

Thilo Schoder (1888-1979), master student of Henry van de Velde, has gone down in history as an innovative architect and designer, as a master of design, structuring and proportion  and as the major Thuringian representative of New …

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Dr. Ernst Schäfers Women´s Hospital

Thilo Schoder (1888-1979) was a master student of Henry van de Velde in the 1920s and became the major representative of New Building in Thuringia. He spent decisive working years in Gera, where he made an outstanding contribution to modern …

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House Dr. Kurt Gröbe

Thilo Schoder (1888-1979) was a master student of Henry van de Velde and has gone down in history as an innovative architect and designer, as a master of shape, division and proportion and as the major Thuringian representative of New Buildi…

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Haus Zuckerkandl

Walter Gropius, architect and founder of the Bauhaus, built six private homes in Germany, inlcuding the Zuckerkandl House in Jena.

The house was designed and built from 1927 to 1929 for Therese Zuckerkandl. He…

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Haus Auerbach
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Haus Auerbach

Jena

Walter Gropius, the Director of the Bauhaus, built his first private home in the New Building style for the physicist and art patron Dr. Felix Auerbach in 1924. The Auerbach House is one of the major testimonies to the beginnings of the Bauh…

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Jena Abbeanum
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Jena Abbeanum

Jena

The Abbeanum on Fröbelstieg in Jena was built in 1930 under the direction of Ernst Neufert, a leading co-founder of the Bauhaus style in Weimar. The building was commissioned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation for the University Optics Instit…

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Refectory in Philosophenweg

The "Verein Jenaer Studentenhilfe" (Jena Association for Student Assistance) commissioned a new building in 1927, since the existing facilities for students in Jena were not adequate. The c…

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Zeiss Planetarium Jena

Travel to distant galaxies, learn about far-off planets and explore the fantastic world of the the universe with all its breathtaking natural phenomena - all this is offered by one of the first large-size planetaria in the world. It opened a…

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Glass house in Paradies

The building is an excellent example of the adaptation of the Modern Movement in the architecture of the GDR. The glass pavilion designed by architect Friedhelm Schubring in 1974 is part of the Volksaue cultural monument, taking as its model…

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Volkspark Oberaue

The Oberaue Public Park in Jena consists of three interconnecting areas, namely Rasenmühlinsel, Paradies and Oberaue. Since 2002, the park has been a cultural monument under Thuringian monument protection law. In view of the quality of …

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Ensemble Bauhaushotel - Haus des Volkes

 

The "Haus des Volkes" in Probstzella is the largest and most comprehensive Bauhaus monument complex in Thuringia. It represents part of the …

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Heinrich Tessenow housing estates

The city of Pößneck is home to the world's largest preserved collection of buildings designed by Heinrich Tessenow. Tessenow is one of the most important representatives of German reform architecture. Its aim was to reform resi…

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Christ Pavilion in Volkenroda
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Christ Pavilion in Volkenroda

Körner-Volkenroda

The Christ Pavilion is a construction of glass and steel designed by architect Meinhard von Gerkan. It assumes the function of the nave no longer existing in the historic monastery church in Volkenroda and has been part of the historic monas…

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Weimar Bauhaus Museum

With its contemporary architecture and multimedia exhibition design, the Weimar Bauhaus Museum not only furnishes a new platform for the treasures of the oldest Bauhaus collection in the world. The new museum building on five levels…

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Van de Velde Building, Bauhaus University in Weimar

The  Henry van de Velde Building at Weimar Bauhaus University is one of the major turn-of-the-century art school buildings and was the location of the founding of the State Bauhaus in 1919, of which traces can still be foun…

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Haus Am Horn
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Haus Am Horn

Weimar

For the first major Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar in 1923, a model house was built in only four months in the road "Am Horn" and went down in architectural history as the "Haus Am Horn". The model house designed by Georg M…

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Haus Hohe Pappeln
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Haus Hohe Pappeln

Weimar

The house "Hohe Pappeln" was the private home of the Belgian architect and designer Henry van de Velde (1863-1957), who came to Weimar as art adviser to Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst. Van de Velde had the house built on the basis of his…

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Memorial to the victims of March 1920

Walter Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus and one of the pioneers of the new building style in the 1920s. Sadly, not one of his designs was built in Weimar, where the Bauhaus was founded.  Only the Monument for the Marc…

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Neues Museum Weimar

The former Grand Ducal Museum was opened as one of the first German museum buildings in 1869. As of 6 April 2019, the Weimar New Museum will be part of the "Quarter of the Modern Movement" around the Bauhaus Museum. In the…

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Haus Neufert
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Haus Neufert

Weimar-Gelmeroda

Architect Ernst Neufert (1900-1986) - one of the first students at the Weimar Bauhaus - built himself a two-storey home and studio in 1929 under the influence of Bauhaus teachings.

Modern architecture, high functio…

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