Bauhaus was founded in Weimar

Discover the traces of Bauhaus during our guided tours and workshops

The founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1919 was a result and an expression of the socio-political upheaval present in Germany after the fall of the »Kaiserreich« and the capitulation after World War I.

Walter Gropius was appointed as founding director for the "Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar", which should explore the potential of the continually advancing industrialisation in the optimisation of the production of everyday goods and architecture through innovative artistic work. 

The didactic concept included a foundational artistic education with Paul Klee, Lionel Feininger, László Moholy-Nagy, Wassily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer. They shaped the character of art in the 20th century. They were also a fairly international group for that period in time and they revolutionised conventional academic precepts.

Bauhaus Year 2023: 100 years of Bauhaus exhibition and Haus am Horn 
Kulturstadt Weimar - Bauhaus comes from Weimar

Bauhaus Walk

2-hour tour 

The Bauhaus Walk takes you to the historic Bauhaus site where you can relive the past and present of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Indeed studying at such an institution is like joining the ranks of the renowned Bauhaus masters whose aura is still palpable today.

This is where Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger and many others taught and practised their ideas every day - this is what makes studying in Weimar special!

Bauhaus Day

Day Workshop 

Together with Klassik Stiftung Weimar, we are inviting you to the famous Bauhaus Museum.

In a museum workshop, you will exlpore the exhibition, learn historical and anecdotal facts and create your own approach to Bauhaus. Inspired by the Bauhaus masters Lászlo Moholy-Nagy and Paul Klee, you will deal with movement and its representation in a wide variety of forms – and not only in theory, but also practically. Make use of this one-time chance!