The Bauhaus in Thuringia
In 2019, Germany will be celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, together with partners all over the world. Bauhaus is the most important and most influential school of design of the 20th century.
Founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, relocated to Dessau in 1925 and closed in Berlin under pressure from the Nazis in 1933, the school of design only existed for a total of 14 years. Despite this, the influence of the Bauhaus continues right down to the present day all over the world.
Today the Bauhaus legacy is still a strong presence in Weimar, Jena and Erfurt. Several buildings in Weimar and Dessau were declared UNESCO world heritage sites in 1996.
There is plenty to discover. The Bauhaus and its artists have left their stamp on Thuringia: from the Bauhaus University and Bauhaus Museum in Weimar and the striking architecture in Erfurt to the 'Feininger churches' in the Weimarer Land region.