The Bauhaus Museum Weimar tells the story of the State Bauhaus in Weimar, the most important university for design of the 20th century. Among the highlights of the exhibition with its 200 exhibits are paintings by Feininger and Klee, the cradle of Peter Keler, the table lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld and the combination teapots by Theodor Bogler.
Moving to the anniversary 2019
Since 1995, the Bauhaus Museum has been housed in the Kunsthalle am Theaterplatz with its classicist scenery house. In January 2018, however, it was closed at this point. The new museum rooms at the edge of the Weimarhallenpark are to be opened for the big anniversary in 2019.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius. He also brought many international avant-garde artists to Weimar, among them Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Together they created a novel teaching program and outstanding achievements in design, architecture, visual and performing arts.
In 1925 the Bauhaus was expelled from Weimar, moved to Dessau and Berlin, and was finally closed by the National Socialists. Today, commemorative plaques commemorate the Bauhaus, that like no other university, it was associated with the politics, economy and culture of the Weimar Republic.
In 1996, the Bauhaus sites, the main buildings of the Bauhaus University and the Haus am Horn were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Both can be visited as part of the museum tour.
How to get there
By public transport
The Bauhaus Museum is located on the Theaterplatz directly opposite the Theater and the famous monument to Schiller and Goethe. You can reach the Theaterplatz within 10 minutes on foot from the Weimar railway station.