GERMANY: The Bauhaus Walk

On the Trail of Early Bauhaus in Weimar

Following the trail of the early Bauhaus –student-guides have been doing this with visitors since 2006 in the context of the specially-conceived Bauhaus Walk. During that walk, you can experience the past and present of the Bauhaus University at the very places where, in the era of the Staatliche Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger and many others lived out their ideas, worked, taught and learned.

This book indicates what can be experienced on the Bauhaus Walk. It outlines the chequered history of the school, and describes all the different stops on the walk: the buildings designed by Henry van de Velde and listed as part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1996; the wall designs by Oskar Schlemmer, Joost Schmidt and Herbert Beyer; Auguste Rodin’s sculpture »Eve«; the Director’s Room designed by Walter Gropius, the Templer House in the Park on the river Ilm, or the House am Horn, the first Bauhaus test-house. With of this book therefore, you can also take the historical and anecdotal data home with you and follow the trail of the Bauhaus as often as you wish.

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Bauhaus 2009

While in the White City, one can only dream of traveling to the origins of Bauhaus right this year, when it is celebrating its 90 years anniversary!

The modern traveler can check in now at Bauhaus B&B in Dessau, and guardian.co.uk has a beautiful modern itinerary in Dessau!

Here’s an interesting project for 2010, the International Summer School – Young people build the future, hmmm … adding Dessau to our wish list!

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