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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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worth a visit if you are interested in design

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I hadn't realised just how much the Bauhaus school has influenced design ideas today. From offices to homes, architecture, interior design and decoration. At school I sat on wooden chairs based on an original from the Bauhaus. All those metal-framed chairs I've stacked and sat it at numerous village halls. They way our kitchens are designed and laid out. Bauhaus... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The exhibits that were there were fascinating, but it's basically just one room. Annoyingly, there was a sign up saying that 100 new objects were scheduled to be unveiled the day after we left Berlin. For a design museum, the shop was very disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An audio guide is a must as it gives so much information about the pieces almost all of which are covered by it. The archive only touches the surface and you get the impression that they have lots more that they are not showing due to lack of space - hopefully to change in 2019 when there is a larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Bahaus is an archive not a museum. It will not entertain you. That is not the point. You have to engage. Use the audio guide. Read the information on the displays and appreciate how far ahead of its time the Bahaus school and method of training were for their time You will not be spoon fed here. There were... More 

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