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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 #92 of 419 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If any art movement deserved its own museum it is the Bauhaus. In a room at one end of the museum you can see some of the iconic Bauhaus furniture, including the Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer, the swinging chair by Mies Van Der Rohe and the Laccio nesting tables. However, these iconic works are displayed with little explanation of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Having studied and worked with design, the Bauhaus-Archiv is a place that I've planned to visit for some years now. Be aware that "design" is used in a very academic sense here, and don't go there if you expect to see something spectacular, because that is not what the Bauhaus school was about. It was known as an art school,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

i went to the bauhaus museum with my parents. my dad and me are both architects and both of us found it very interesting. it is essentially an exploration of the origins of modern architecture.the impact of industrialisation has changed the way we build, and the new baby steps being taken in the early twentieth century, and the new forms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had purchased a 3 day museum pass so went here because it piqued my interest. I thought it was a pleasant surprise. The museum is small and not overwhelming. It has some interesting exhibits and was enjoyable. There were quite a few students there sketching which was nice to see. Overall, if you are interested in design and have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you want to view Bauhaus products, architecture, art and more you are better off checking out google. This is simply an awful collection of about 10 chairs, a few pieces of furniture and some architecture models. I was astonished at the lack of physical items when charged to enter the place. There are 3 medium sized rooms with primarily... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This museum was small but worth a visit. Even if you don't go in, the outside of the building is worth a view. Inside, there are a few small exhibitions which are really interesting, especially if you already have an interest in Bauhaus history and design.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I was unfortunately unaware of Bauhaus and what it actually was however after the visit it was very interesting and great to see some art history. The audio description that come in something like 12 languages are extremely helpful and staff try there best with multi lingual guests. Its quite a walk from the station, but overall a good experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Relatively small display in both (bad) English and German and free audio guide available. Covers most of the main areas of the Bauhaus activity but due to lack of space limited display. Good shop with many reasonably priced well designed items and a home style cafe with good coffee and snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Interesting exhibition with an informative audio commentary. I was more interested in the teaching philosophy, the architecture and the design (instantly recognisable and still in everyday use today) than the art. It's a small exhibition space, with a very small (and very expensive) shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Amazing designs of furniture and every day items, such as tea and coffee pots. Simple clean lines and functionality as well as making the thing look beautiful were important. Unlike most other museums they are closed on Tuesdays!

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