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Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Visit the nonprofit Bauhaus Dessau, 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 Bauhaus Dessau and beyond, use our Dessau trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Dessau vacation.
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  • I thought, they teach me more about Bauhaus itself and it's history, founders, etc. But the only thing I found about these informations are found in the cellar in a seperate tiny room. They charge EUR...  more »
  • An absolute must if you are visiting Dessau. The exhibition is most enlightening and it was great to see students working in the building - it feels alive!  more »
  • The guided tour was great and took you to rooms otherwise not available to the public (Gropius' office, stage etc) (but only held in German), for someone who is interested in design and architecture t...  more »
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  • The historical and architectural value of Bauhaus Dessau is indisputable, and for fans of the architecture it is probably worth it to visit also the nearby Meisterhäuser, designed by Walter Gropius as well, or to spend a night inside the dormitories. It could however be a bit disappointing for those who are not particularly interested, because the area open to public is actually quite restricted, and the exhibition area is rather small, considering the scale of the whole building.
  • Architect heaven, such a simply yet beautiful display of history, an out of the way stop for any architect visiting this part of Germany, but worth the experience. I would recommend the taking the private tour, which was offered to us by a kind older fellow. We went into the most important rooms of the building, and got to learn some more interesting facts through him. Stay over for a night in one of the original student bedrooms!
  • Cool spot to check out. Somehow, to me, I found it more interesting on paper, knowing what happened here in history. The actual building is wonderful, but the ideas that began in the Bauhaus are considerably more significant!
  • Locally brewed beer; very good platter for both dinner and lunch... friendly place
  • Very interesting place, good guides, parking without problem.

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