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

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Address: Klingelhoeferstr. 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 254 00 20
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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$106*
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Berlin Pass Including Entry to More Than 50 Attractions
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$92*
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Berlin City Pass with Optional Panoramapunkt Entry

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Striking building - nice place to spend an hour or two

Building interesting on the outside. Inside currently exhibition on textile design nice to look at. Bauhaus archive exhibition tells story of Bauhaus collective and their work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hanbanan3
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum explain the basic principles of clean and simple design. When and where did it find its origins and what was the zeitgeist. Well worth visiting for designers, architects, artists, ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit in a Bauhaus designed building which is a monument to a brave and persecuted art movement. Small but beautiful and spacious space away from the crowds which tells us the history and has a great bookshop. It was an education about a group I always admired but it put it into prefect historical context and made... More 

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Wimbledon London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is out of town and sits quietly off the main road. There is no big sign, no neon lights no big placards just a small dignified sign telling you where you are and it isn' t clear where the entrance is at first. The building is modern and elegant and houses some examples of the Bauhaus movement and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard not to be interesting given the amazing source material, but it tries it's best. Small exhibits, minimal meaningful commentary. Add to that that photography is prohibited (it's 2016!) so I couldn't show you anything you might want to see anyway, textile exhibits you can't touch (what's the point of textiles?!), and surly staff. A museum that hides from... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Building interesting on the outside. Inside currently exhibition on textile design nice to look at. Bauhaus archive exhibition tells story of Bauhaus collective and their work. Shop with design gifts and café.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed inside a building designed by Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, a great little museum awaits. As an appreciator of architecture and design, this museum was great! Fairly small in size but a nice chronology of the Bauhaus school and highlights of some of the students, staff and directors. We did not do the audio guide as we chose to wander... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If like design, this museum is a must do during your trip to Berlin. Moreover, the audio tour is free and very interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bauhaus archive gives a brief overview of the history of the Bauhaus and shows some examples of furniture, paintings as well as models of houses. It's interesting and gives a brief introduction, however, if you are familiar with Bauhaus, you might not see anything new.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a museum to have such a renowned name, and to then charge for entry, you would expect much more than is presented here: One large-ish room split by floor-level of Bauhaus history with a few original objects and another small room (or rather a section) demonstrating applications in the 'Bauhaus' style that students nowadays have created. The reception staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself was very small - if you didn't use the audio guide you could easily walk through in about 45mins (if that). It cost 8 euros to get in and the audio guide required a 20 euro deposit. I just expected more from the museum. Would have liked to see more artwork and products on display.

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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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