Arrival & Orientation

You are accepted for one or more courses of the Bauhaus Summer School and "ready to go"? Wonderful! We will give you a few tips on how to get to Weimar and your first steps here.

In order to be ideally prepared for your stay in our beautiful cultural and university city, we will send you a "final information" approximately 4 weeks before the course starts. In this document you will find a summary of all important information for the start of the course (timetable, directions, contact information etc.). It is best to print or download this document so that you can have the "Summer School Timetable" at hand during your trip even without internet access.

Pre-arrival checklist:

  • Obtain visa (if needed)
  • Buy health and home insurance
  • Notify the Bauhaus Summer School team when you will arrive at
  • Join the Facebook group for Summer School (from May)
  • Get packed: Don’t forget your travel documents, clothes (for warm and cold weather), adapter, LAN cable if necessary and bed linen (low budget)

On arrival dates we welcome you personally at our meeting point in Weimar main station. The train station is quite small, so you can't miss us. If you have booked accommodation through us, you will receive your room key here and will be driven to your accommodation (free shuttle service). In addition, all participants will receive a city map and a welcome folder including your Bauhaus Summer School ID card. Please take good care of it: From the first day on it will serve as an entrance ticket and ticket for the Thuringian public transport!


Course start

Arrival dates

Welcome Days

3 August (Monday)

Saturday, 1 August

11.00 – 19.00

Sunday, 2 August

17 August (Monday)

Saturday, 15 August

17.00 – 21.00

Sunday, 16 August




Please inform us if you arrive on schedule before or after the given dates!


Later or Earlier arrivals:

Please note that we can only welcome you personally during the periods mentioned. The shuttle service is also only available on these dates. If you arrive before or after the mentioned dates, you may have to rent a hotel or hostel room and a taxi yourself. You will have to pay the costs for this yourself. If you arrive one (or a few days) earlier, then simply come by the station on the official arrival day (Saturday). If you arrive on Sunday, we will welcome you at our welcome stand on the university campus (see "final information" for additional information).

If you arrive in Weimar before the official arrival time, you can look for accommodation on the website of the city of Weimar.


Dates: August 2 and August 16
Meeting point:
Steubenstraße 6/8 (2 August) and Bauhaus.atelier (16 August)
Price: free of charge

Welcome to the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar! We invite you and all lecturers to the opening day of the Bauhaus Summer School. Get to know your fellow students and discover the city of Weimar together during the City Ralley (14:00 - 16:00). If you are just arriving today, we would be happy to welcome you at our info point. Our tutoring Team will be happy to help you and answer your questions.

From 5.30 pm on, it will be festive: Representatives of the city and the university will welcome you in Weimar and invite you to make first contacts and get in the mood for the Bauhaus Summer School while enjoying good music and delicious food afterwards.

We would be delighted if you wore a typical piece of clothing from your home country or clothes in your national colours.

Travel Routes

By plane
If you are travelling by plane, you should fly to Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig or Erfurt airports, since they offer the most convenient rail connections to Weimar.

By train
A number of fast and Intercity trains from several directions stop at Weimar station. Weimar can be easily reached by train from Berlin (2 hours 30 mins); Frankfurt (2 hours 30 mins); Leipzig (1 hour); Erfurt (15 mins).

The railway station in Weimar is north of the city centre, which is easily accessible within a few minutes either by bus or on foot.

Helpful links: Time Table of Deutsche Bahn (German Railway Network) ; Saver Fare Finder

By car
Weimar is close to the A4 motorway (exit Weimar). This can easily be reached from the A7 motorway (Kirchheimer Dreieck) and the A9 motorway (Hermsdorfer Kreuz).