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Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design (Bauhaus Archiv Museum fur Gestaltung)

Klingelhoferstrasse 14, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
49 30 254 00 20
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Ranked #104 of 463 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and design. The building which houses the collection was drafted by Walter... more » Owner description: Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and design. The building which houses the collection was drafted by Walter Gropius, founder of the school. « less
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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The exhibition area is very small. So the museum had to made a lot of trade offs in deciding what to show and what to leave out. There are a few paintings, a few furniture examples and some architecture models. Thats all. The audo guide is also not very helpful Bauhaus deserves definetly more - but in this building is... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's good to know where is the beginning of all that minimalism and functionalism we all pray to now. See what really inspired Johny Ive to craft your iPhone:)

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design was the top of my list of must do/must see when in Berlin. My work in graphics and study of art history are now more complete having been to this small gem of a museum. Having studied in this system of art school, I found the information about the Bauhaus Manifesto and pedagogy gave me a... More

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Barcelona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Good museum, with something about all Bauhaus design, graphic, architecture, furniture and photography, you have an audioguide with the entrance that is very compelte. Also a good shop. Photos are forbidden!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was only one room but only half-price. I actually `got' it about Bauhaus which is good, ie something like the marriage of art and technology without one bending to the other. Really interesting but not enough of it.

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South Coast of England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were aware of The Bauhaus movement especially its influence on architectural design so had great expectations but regrettably they were not realized. Only half the exhibition space was in use so there was a reduced fee but this was scant compensation for the disappointing scope of the exhibits. The furniture fabrics and pottery are of course the originals but... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The exhibition area is under renovation so the exhibition was much smaller than normal; at least they reduced the entrance fee! Even though it is not the complete exhibition it is still worthwhile just don't expect too much. We will go back once the renovations are completed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great building with a relatively small exhibition with a good audio guide. You do not realize the many influences they had on design until reminded in a place like this where many of them are shown. Really worth the visit, only need a couple of hours. The shop is fabulous too.

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chapel hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you have interest in the Bauhaus period in the 1920's this is definitely the place for you to go in Berlin. I so enjoyed seeing the work of the Bauhaus members and learning more about them. The designs were truly revolutionary for the time. The exhibit is small enough to feel comfortable seeing and enjoying everything offered.the furniture was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum is not huge, nor over-stuffed. It's like the perfect pizza: all the ingredients can be tasted because none of them overwhelm the others. We were there for at least 2 hours enjoying the history, the designs & the ambiance. The building itself is in harmony with the entire conceptual thinking epitomized by what it means to be "Bauhaus."... More

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