Discover Bauhaus

Tillmann Franzen, © Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau;
Bernau, School of the Trade Union ADGB (1928–30), architects: Hannes Meyer, Hans Wittwer


5 days


Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Gera, Dessau-Roßlau, Magdeburg, Elbingerode, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Berlin, Potsdam, Caputh und Bernau

travel type

Bus, Rail, on foot, Bike, Car


Experience the beginnings of the Bauhaus in Weimar and admire its outstanding legacy, which spreads from Dessau-Roßlau to the striking residential buildings in Berlin. It's not only these focal points that can be experienced on this route, however: many other impressive examples of modernist architecture can be found along the way that bring the history of the Bauhaus to life, such as Haus Schulenburg in Gera, the ceramics workshop in Dornburg and the Federal School in Bernau.


The tour

Birthplace of the Bauhaus

  • Travel to Weimar to the birthplace of the Bauhaus
  • Guided walking tour “Bauhaus in Weimar” along selected buildings of modernism; the walking tour ends at the new bauhaus museum weimar
  • Guided visit to the bauhaus museum weimar
  • Optional attendance at an evening event as part of the Bauhaus Centenary
  • Overnight stay in Weimar

Optional programme components in Thuringia

  • Visit the collection and the special exhibition at the Neues Museum Weimar
  • Walking tour through Erfurt on the trail of the Bauhaus
  • Walking tour: Henry van de Velde and the Bauhaus artists in Jena
  • Visit the former Bauhaus ceramics workshop in Dornburg

Paths to the Bauhaus

•  Morning: travel to Gera; walking tour with visit to the Schulenburg mansion
•  After lunch: onward journey to Dessau-Roßlau
•  Opportunity for a garden tour with guide in the Schloss Wörlitz in the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
•  Personal evening activities; overnight stay in Dessau-Roßlau

Optional programme components in Saxony-Anhalt
•  Visit the Lyonel-Feininger- Galerie in Quedlinburg
•  Walking tour of Halle (Saale) On the trail of Lyonel Feininger with visit to the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg
•  “Start into the modern age” with a sightseeing tour of Magdeburg
•  Private viewing of the Deaconess Cloister in Elbingerode
•  Tour of the Piesteritz Workers’ Housing Estate in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Bauhaus in pure form

•    Morning tour of the Bauhaus building and the nearby Masters’ House ensemble
•    Lunch in the Kornhaus restaurant built by architect Carl Fieger
•    Afternoon visit to the Bauhaus housing estates in Dessau-Törten and the Laubenganghäuser with an expert tour guide
•    Onward journey to Berlin
•    Personal evening programme and overnight stay in Berlin

Bauhaus in the capital

•    Morning: city exploration on the trail of the Bauhausler in Berlin
•    followed by a visit to the special exhibition in the Berlinische Galerie or another thematic exhibition for the centenary year
•    Afternoon: sightseeing tour with visit to selected housing estates like the Hufeisensiedlung and Siemensstadt, with an expert tour guide
•    Evening: optional visit to an event as part of the Bauhaus centenary year
•    Overnight stay in Berlin

Optional programme components in Brandenburg
•    Besuch des Observatoriums im Einsteinturm in Potsdam
•    Sommerhaus Albert Einsteins in Caputh

Lived Bauhaus

•    After breakfast: an exclusive guided tour of the Mies van der Rohe House (Lemke House) with visit the current exhibition
•    followed by travel to Bernau and tour of the Bauhaus Monument of the Federal School Bernau (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
•    Return travel

The tour recommendation outlined here cannot be booked as an package via the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar or the state tourism agencies.
If you are interested in booking a group trip, you can send your request by e-mail to Project 2508:


Contact and service

If you wish to visit one of the federal states, you can obtain further information and advice from the state tourism agencies.

Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
99084 Erfurt
Tel. +49 361 3742-0


IMG Sachsen-Anhalt
Am Alten Theater 6
39104 Magdeburg
Tel. +49 391 568 99 0


visitBerlin / Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH
Am Karlsbad 11
10785 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 – 25 00 23 33


TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam
+49 (0) 331 – 200 47 47