100 years of bauhaus invites you on a Germany-wide journey of discovery. It will take you to the origins and places of activity of modernism – to the places where revolutionary ideas in architecture, art, design, photography or dance were and are developed. On our travel portal you will find initial information and points of contact for cultural trips to the Bauhaus Centenary 2019.
Travel destinations throughout Germany
The range of travel and programme points on offer by the German Federal states are just as diverse as the impact of the Bauhaus. Here you will find selected travel destinations, points of contact and service information.
The Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, a milestone of modernist architecture, is located in the southernmost federal state in the Association.
Many members of the Bauhaus and the modernist movement had close links to Berlin, the capital of the avant-garde.
Not only the three Bauhaus directors Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Mies van der Rohe, but other renowned architects such as Otto Haesler, Erich Mendelsohn, and Bruno and Max Taut left traces of modernist architecture in Brandenburg.
In the 1920s, Hamburg developed its own version of modernism, known as Brick Expressionism. The Chilehaus, built in 1924 by Fritz Höger, is an icon of this style.
The reform programme and pioneering project New Frankfurt made Hesse one of the principal arenas of the new architecture during the 1920s.
The prototype for modernist industrial architecture is in the state of Lower Saxony: the Fagus factory in Alfeld, built in 1911, was a precursor for the Bauhaus building in Dessau.
North Rhine-Westphalia presents its contribution to the Bauhaus Centenary under the title “100 years of bauhaus in the west: design and democracy – a fresh start and a new course in the Rhineland and Westphalia”.
To mark the Bauhaus Centenary, the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz – devoted to the international art of printing – will be highlighting Bauhaus typography.
Saxony offers many discoveries about the Bauhaus and modernism, ranging from Josef Albers in Leipzig’s Grassi Museum to Oskar Schlemmer in the Rabe House in Zwenkau or Scharoun’s Schminke House in Löbau.
The ideas behind modernism were developed and tested in many locations and institutions in Sachsen-Anhalt – not only in Dessau, Magdeburg and Halle, but also in Leuna, Stendal and Zeitz.
Discover places of the Bauhaus and Modernism
All across Germany are outstanding locations of Bauhaus and Modernism – all of it is landmark architecture, which has profoundly changed our understanding of life, work, learning and dwelling. From north to south, from east to west: The locations of the Grand Tour of Modernism will guide visitors through the past hundred years of the History of Modern Architecture.