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

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Address: Klingelhoferstrasse 14, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 254 00 20
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and...
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.
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For students and connoisseurs of design

It helps to bring some foreknowledge to this place, in order to grasp its place in the history of design, particularly industrial design and its impact on 20th and 21st century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It helps to bring some foreknowledge to this place, in order to grasp its place in the history of design, particularly industrial design and its impact on 20th and 21st century architecture. The collection is small, and can be viewed in an hour or two. The displays help one to appreciate the fascinating interactions between visionaries like Gropius, Breuer, van... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am glad I visited and it was definitely one I had wanted to mark off my bucket list. It is quite small but will keep you entertained for approx. 1-2 hours. However, the major issue was that when we told the staff at the front desk that we only had so much money in cash and the rest we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I found the collection kinda average. It's tiny compared to most museums you got to while traveling. I found the gift shop was as much fun as the museum. Currently, it's 8 euro entry with a free tour headset. The Sunday tour happens at 2pm, not 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

It's a small but very interesting museum /archive. The audioguide is for free and te lectures are very good. This is a must for architecture fans / students. The people from the museum are also very helpful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I am very interested in design and this museum was high on my list of things to do in Berlin, but their personnel simply ruined the experience. The younger (40's) blond woman at the main desk was absolutely rude, obviously hates her job and shouldn't be allowed to work with tourists/foreigners. Then there's an army of retired museum monitors who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

the museum was a 15mins walk from the metro and not many people seemed to know its location. perhaps some signs could be put up. we found the museum itself quite fascinating, not least because it was designed by Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus school. the exhibits really show how Bauhaus ideas are still all around us today.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife did and got told off.They also don't allow photography which is a shame as there's some cracking stuff to look at.Very informative place,overall.Great cafe and shop attached,we had some awesome cherry chocolate cake and well-earned beers.Being open in Easter Monday was also a bonus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Travelling with friends I encouraged everyone to visit tha Bauhsus archive. I insisted that it was mega important. After paying £7 each eventhough there was only 45mins until closing, I was embarrassed by the very limited display..... the repeated comment was 'Ikea must be a spin off !!!!!' No wonder the Bauhaus is nit on the sightseeing list... I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is well worth a visit - make sure that you get the audio guide (it is free, but you need to leave a deposit of either €20 or a passport etc). The exhibition is well laid out, and goes from the very beginning of the scene to its eventual end with some surprising and lesser seen work. If taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My daughter was smart enough to take us there. A memorable visit. A must for design friends. Trend setting historical displays.

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