Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau

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World heritage site · Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
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Visit the nonprofit Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, which focuses on architecture, design, and performing arts, to view modern and unique architecture and the building's interesting fixtures. Several exhibitions tell the history of design. This attraction also includes lively performances, such as stage productions and festivals. English-speaking tour guides are available and recommended. At the end of the day, you can rent an overnight room in the building. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Dessau holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is a beautiful place and takes you back to the 1920s. We made a guided tour which we absolut recommend as you get more insight and also visit rooms which are closed to public 
    It is a beautiful place and takes you back to the 1920s. We made a guided tour which we absolut recommend as you get more insight and also visit rooms which are closed to public  more »
  • The buildings were closed owing to Covid-19, admittedly, but the outsides weren't all that inspiring. The buildings looked slightly run down and there was nothing happening around the town. The only.....  more
    The buildings were closed owing to Covid-19, admittedly, but the outsides weren't all that inspiring. The buildings looked slightly run down and there was nothing happening around the town. The only.....  more »
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  • The building itself is gorgeous and an outstanding example of the Bauhaus in Dessau. The ground floor houses and exhibition and there are some modern art pieces on the second floor but besides that the building is quite empty. Nevertheless, the videos on the history of Bauhaus are quite informative. Also, the biggest gift shop for Bauhaus.
  • The building itself is a masterpiece many have written about already. The restoration is attentive to all details and carefully seeks to show the best of this modernist landmark. And I suppose these are the most important features for those visiting this place, so if you’re and architectural enthusiast go for it without second thoughts. We purchased the “Gesamt-Ticket”, which included access to the Masters’ houses and the Bauhaus Museum downtown. It was well worth it. Access to the school building is easy and straight forward. There is plenty of parking around, even if you don’t have a “Parkschein” (just go for the back streets). The visit is as long as you wish to admire the building. The exhibits are quite pale and lose most of their attractiveness in comparison to the architecture. It is a shame that the director’s offices and other rooms are only available in the guided tour. This tour is only offered in German, so I’d say it is both a marketing error as lack of effort. These are the grounds for the lacking star. Besides these complaints, I thank the Bauhaus Stiftung for doing what is most important: restoring the building.

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