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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar

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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.
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  • We were on a Saturday to the leadership, which normally is made by students, but was conducted by a lecturer during the semester break. He let go of his comprehensive knowledge of the very early Bauhaus on us and went into great detail - but not at all long winded, but you felt back years in the 1900s and 1910s. Then we drove to the House high poplar trees, where Henry v. d. Verde and his family lived. A good insight into the history of Bauhaus!
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  • The entire complex is worth a visit. The buildings are "activated", i.e. it students jumping around and you can also see what they're doing so. There are some in the corridors. Also the staircase in the small van-de-Velde building (1905 / 1906) you should look at. It contains reconstructions of 3 large paintings of Oskar Schlemmer.
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  • A must for hold. Very interesting building, through the guided tours are offered. Even without these, the University is worth a visit!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A loving, artistic, community and creative atmosphere, which has shaped me for my life. Thanks Weimar!
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  • Fabulous ambiance and beautiful architecture
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  • BU in YMR is one special experience!
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