Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Thuringia  /  Weimar  /  Sightseeing  /  Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar

(35+ reviews on the web)
Landmark Tourist Spot
The Bauhaus University is a university located in Weimar, Germany and specializes in the artistic and technical fields. Established in 1860 as the Great Ducal Saxon Art School, it gained collegiate status on 3 June 1910. In 1919 the school was renamed Bauhaus by its new director Walter Gropius and it received its present name in 1996. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled at the university today. In 2010 the Bauhaus University commemorated its 150th anniversary as an art school and college in Weimar.Academic tradition in WeimarWeimar boasts a long tradition of art education and instruction in the areas of fine art, handicrafts, music and architecture. In 1776 the Weimar Princely Free Zeichenschule was established, but gradually lost significance after the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School was founded in 1860. The Free Zeichenschule was discontinued in 1930. In 1829 the architect Clemens Wenzeslaus Coudray established the Free School of Trades (which later became the Grand Ducal Saxon Architectural Trade School, or State School of Architecture), which operated in the evenings and Sundays and supplemented the courses at the Free Zeichenschule. In 1926, the school was incorporated into the Gotha School of Architecture.The Orchestra School, which opened in 1872, eventually became the College of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.
Use our Weimar itinerary planner to add Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and other attractions to your Weimar vacation plans.
Source
Create a full Weimar itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Weimar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Weimar by other users

8 days in Geneva & Weimar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Poland & Germany BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Germany BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Poland, Germany & Prague BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Weimar BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Germany & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Germany & Bern BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Germany BY A USER FROM BULGARIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Weimar BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This was a nice campus to walk through as we explored the town's neighbourhoods. Nothing jaw-dropping, just a good feel as we walked-through on our way places.  more »
  • We went here intentionally, knowing the address of UNESCO-listed sites of Bauhaus in Weimar. It's on a pedestrian street, we just parked or car on the next street and walked around. There are two list...  more »
  • Went for a course. Great!! I will come back. Staff so helpful and teachers. Community was a nice experience.  more »
Google
  • The palace is a great example of Bauhaus! I just can say it... I dont know about how is the educational program or the academics.
  • The best examples of the Bauhaus movement are in the city of Dessau but these buildings at the university in Weimar show the progression of the style from the beginning.
  • Two buildings by Belgian star architect Henry van de Velde. Architectural highlights. Ask to see the reconstruction of the Walter Gropius Room. Admire the murals by Oskar Schlemmer.
  • BU in YMR is one special experience!
  • Toll ☺️