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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

Bauhaus Hotel

 

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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Schulenburg House

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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Margaretha Reichardt House
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Margaretha Reichardt House

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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Auerbach House

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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Student House on 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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Henry van de Velde and the Bauhaus artists in Jena

This walk through the town creates a link between Henry van de Velde’s Art Nouveau and the Bauhaus with the Gropius Bauhaus mansions Zuckerkandl and Auerbach. As early as 1911, Henry van de Velde created a work of art of European standing wi…

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bauhaus museum in Weimar

With contemporary architecture and a multimedia exhibition, the Weimar bauhaus museum will not only be furnishing a new stage for the treasures of the oldest Bauhaus collection in the world. As of April 2019, the new museum building…

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Van de Velde Building, Bauhaus University in Weimar

The  Henry van de Velde Building 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 found today in wall paintings, reliefs and…

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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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House Hohe Pappeln
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House 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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Former School of Arts and Crafts

The building was designed by Henry van de Velde and built between 1905 and 1906 for the "Grand Duchy of Saxony School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar". Between 1919 and 1925, it was used by the "State Bauhaus in Weimar". Tod…

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Monument for March Victims 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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The early Bauhaus ...

... following in the tracks of the masters. The guided tour of Weimar includes a focus on the lives of some members of the Bauhaus. You will see, for example, the main Bauhaus University building, the monument to the March Dead by W…

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