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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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Interesting museum

As the name suggests, this museum is all about the Bauhaus designs and is filled with art and design, especially furniture, from this school of design. The audio guide is free and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Being quite interested in design i thought this would be a nice visit. Sadly, the building itself is quite rundown on the exterior and although learning the history of Bauhaus is interesting, the exhibition is only worth a quick visit, if anything.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely a museum to see to understand the Bauhaus - excellent examples on display and an audio tape to explain this important period in German modern design. Good shop with both Bauhaus and contemporary gifts and an outdoor cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very small medium that doesn't take long at all to get round. Small cafe that is not particularly great. Some interesting exhibits, some not so. Wasn't bad, but certainly wasn't great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was excited to visit this museum as an important part of what makes Berlin's architecture so cool. You would have thought that as a Graphic Design graduate and a secondary School Design and Technology Teacher I could be trusted to make my own way around this museum on my own! But no! From the moment we walked in we... More 

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

For the most part, the contents of the museum were disappointing. There were some objects from the Bauhaus movement which reminded us of the importance of this design but the museum itself contained a rather weak assortment of representatives of this most important design movement.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was delighted by the Bauhaus Archive, with its distinctive shed roofs (apparently the sole remaining element from the original Walter Gropius design). The collection of Bauhaus art , photographs and building models embodied the group’s principle “Klein aber fein” (“Small but fine”). Of particular interest were the everyday objects – chairs, teapots, cabinets – that were functional yet graceful.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Well worth the visit but its a small, intimate little museum. I had hoped to see more of the archive, and apparently they are expanding it substantially, but its a great survey of one of the most important periods in the history of art and architecture.

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Birmingham England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Small museum, cafe and shop. Something about it is kind of summed up by our experience of getting to it: following/being followed by a woman who asked us the way to it and then asked everyone else she met on the way. Six minutes after telling her the way we arrived at the same time and place (though she had... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

As the name suggests, this museum is all about the Bauhaus designs and is filled with art and design, especially furniture, from this school of design. The audio guide is free and gives useful interesting information about the artefacts. An interesting place to visit.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Though a little run down on the outside the interior was full of cutting edge designs from the Bauhaus era that are still relevant today, fascinating.

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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