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Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung)

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Address: Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 711 2579187
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Excellent example of Bauhaus principles

Perched on a hillside above Stuttgart, this grouping of multiple buildings represents a broad spectrum of architectural interpretation of Bauhaus design principles. Originally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perched on a hillside above Stuttgart, this grouping of multiple buildings represents a broad spectrum of architectural interpretation of Bauhaus design principles. Originally built as a planned community in 1927, and curated by Mies van der Rohe, this site manages to represent a wonderful range of residential design styles, including villas, townhouses, and low rise apartment buildings. The most accessible... More 

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US Expats
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very nice explanation complete with a tour of the remaining original Siedlung homes (many were destroyed during the war). Absolutely worth it.

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Boblingen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a phantastic example of lifely arrangement of modern archicture in the early 20th century. Impressive how modern it was and still is. Most of the appartments are rented. So it is not possible to visit all what is a pity but understandable. In front of those houses you find a short introduction in German and English and a... More 

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Museum gives a brief tour and history of the ultra modern planned community developed to offer a new type of housing. Small museum exhibit in German and Enlish. Your once a day at 3pm is only in German. 5 euro charge. Beautiful vistas of Stuttgart.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

As an architect visiting Germany for the first time from the U.S., I could not skip the Weissenhof Estate. I enjoyed experiencing the scale of a LeCorbusier designed house and the juxtaposition of the other remaining housing. It is a look back to a time when modern housing was innovative, human scaled, and conceptual. It would of course be more... More 

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Buchen im Odenwald, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

It was a great experience to see and visit the house of Le Corbusier. For architecture enthusiasts it is a 'must see' in Stuttgart.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Weissenhof Estate is a housing estate built for exhibition in Stuttgart in 1927.This is a unique opportunity to see something that you are not able to see everyday.It is a groundbreaking concept of architecture and interior design.A must see!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a unique opportunity to see how progressive and visionary these famous architects were -- so many years ago. Most of it is NOT open to the public which is a testimony to the longevity of good design. People are living there and enjoying their homes. One house is open and it was a thrill to see it including... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2015

Amazing concept if you think how old the houses are. It was a groundbreaking concept and architecture plus interior design all together. And fortunately there are many houses still intact. In fact people are living in them, exactly what they are built for o). Some houses i.e the one designed by Walter Gropius got destroyed in WW2. A must is... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2015

This semed like a great opportunity to see well known modernist architecture examples from many of the big names alongside each other. Sadly it's not quite up to that, with many building destroyed in the war, and only the Corbusier open, and not the most user friendly leaflet or layout. But well worth a visit if you have any interest... More 

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