1923 - 2023

1923 | Bauhaus-Ausstellung

In their first major exhibition, from 15 August to 30 September 1923, the Bauhäusler showed the results of their work at three locations in today's Museum Neues Weimar, in the Main Building and in the Van de Velde Building as well as in the newly built Haus Am Horn.

In the process, the buildings themselves became exhibition objects: In the main building, Joost Schmidt, Herbert Bayer and Walter Gropius redesigned rooms and staircases; for the workshop building, Oskar Schlemmer designed murals in the entrance area and staircase.

The highlight of the exhibition was the model building Haus Am Horn, a ready-to-live-in single-family house that was built within four months. Here the Bauhaus' views on architecture, furniture, design and colour were presented in a bundled form for the first time.

2023 | 23:ideas

100 years later, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is using the centenary as an opportunity to provide an insight into its own contemporary works and themes. To this end, students and teachers are inviting visitors to exhibitions and events from April to November 2023.

The central location is the Schiller Museum in Weimar's city centre: the university gallery »nova space« will move in there for the entire anniversary period with the interdisciplinary exhibition »Power House«. In addition, teaching and research projects from all faculties will present their results at specific dates and locations. 

In the centenary year, the university places particular emphasis on deepening existing partnerships and initiating new ones.

Witnesses to the Bauhaus exhibition of 1923 can still be seen in various places in Weimar today. For example, reconstructions of the wall designs by Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt and Oskar Schlemmer as well as Walter Gropius's director's room can be found in the historic buildings of the Van de Velde ensemble on the university campus.

The State Bauhaus Weimar marks an important epoch in the more than 150-year history of the Bauhaus- Universität Weimar and is at the same time an indispensable part of the cultural heritage of mankind. Today, the founding sites at the university, together with the Bauhaus sites in Dessau and Bernau, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Stored undiscovered in an attic for a long time, the Bauhaus photo albums inspired by Walter Gropius survived war and National Socialism. They show typical products of the Bauhaus between 1921 and 1925 in Weimar and thus systematically documented the creative work at the early Bauhaus. In an elaborate reproduction in four volumes, the albums were made accessible to the public again from 2006 to 2009.
Volume 4 is available from Bauhaus-Universitätsverlag and shows, among other things, unique photographs of the Bauhaus Exhibition of 1923 and documents the Haus Am Horn.


You can discover the founding sites of the Bauhaus as well as the remaining witnesses of the 2023 Bauhaus Exhibition there on the Bauhaus Walks.

Follow the student guides through the UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar through the Park an der Ilm to the model building Haus Am Horn. Find out more about walk times, tours and prices on the following pages.