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The Bauhaus

Special: The Bauhaus in Thuringia

In 1919, the architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus, the most important and most influential school of design of the 20th century in the town of Weimar in Thuringia. Aiming to form a creative framework for new holistic works taking architecture as the leading art, he combined the disciplines of sculpture, painting, arts and crafts. A new and lasting epoch of building and interior decoration was born and so, artists and teachers like Feininger, Itten, Klee, Marcks, Muche and Schlemmer came to Weimar.

Today, the Bauhaus heritage is still very important in Thuringia. Several buildings in Weimar are UNESCO world heritage sites since 1996. In Erfurt, Alfred Hess's villa was a popular meeting place for artists and architects. And in Jena, the Haus Auerbach and Haus Zuckerkandl have been preserved in their original state and thoroughly restored.

Bauhaus Museum Weimar

Bauhaus Museum Weimar

More than 300 exhibits in the Weimar Bauhaus Museum are dedicated to Bauhaus history and its artists, whose ideas are today seen as the most effective and successful export of German culture in the 20th century.

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Former School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar

Former School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar

The former School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar is part of the UNESCO World Heritage in Weimar. Today it is the home of the Faculty of Design and used for teaching by the Weimar Bauhaus University.

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Bauhaus example

Bauhaus example "Haus am Horn"

The "House Am Horn" is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled "The Bauhaus and its venues in Dessau and Weimar", which had a decisive influence on the architecture of 20th century.

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