Visit Bauhaus in the west

© Tillmann Franzen,;
Zeche Zollverein Fördergerüst Schacht XII / Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex Pocket XII (1928–1932), Architekten / architects: Fritz Schupp, Martin Kremmer


3 days


Krefeld, Düsseldorf, Münster und Essen

travel type

Bus, Rail, Car, on foot, Bike


Witness the legacy of the Bauhaus in North Rhine-Westphalia. Follow in the footsteps of Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld, be impressed by the most beautiful colliery in the world in Essen and discover the far-reaching traces of the Bauhaus in paintings, design and photography at the Nordrhein-Westfalen art collection in Düsseldorf.


The tour

With Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld

•    Travel to Krefeld
•    Explore the city on the trail of Mies van der Rohe in the Belgian Quarter with a visit to the former Verseidag buildings
•    Visit to the current art museum in Esters House and in Lange House, with a tour of the garden
•    Followed by a visit to the pavilion by Thomas Schütte in the direct vicinity
•    Onward journey to Düsseldorf
•    Evening: optional individual walking tour through the Tonhalle concert hall (former planetarium) with introduction to the event (dependent on the programme)
•    Overnight stay in Düsseldorf

Optional programme components    
•   Visit the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop
•   Visit the current special exhibition in the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster

The most beautiful coal mine in the world

•   Morning: travel to Essen to the Zollverein Coal Mine Complex
•   Guided tour “Classic modernism and its heritage” in the imposing plant
•   Lunch in the Zollverein casino
•   Visit the collection and the current special exhibition in the Ruhr Museum
•   Return travel and overnight stay in Düsseldorf

Optional programme components    
•    Housing estate tour “New Architecture in the Ruhr District” in Duisburg

Bauhaus and art

•  After breakfast: tour of an exhibition as part of the Bauhaus centenary year in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen or in the Museum Kunstpalast
•  After individual explorations, 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:


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

Contact and service

Tourismus NRW e.V.
Völklinger Straße 4
40219 Düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211 – 91320 500