It was the 20th century’s most important art, design and architecture school: the Bauhaus. Many buildings are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Two more sites in Germany could soon be joining them.
Weimar: Where it all began
They wanted to change society – and created a completely new, radical architecture. To this day, the modern ideas of Bauhaus School teachers and alumni remain influential. The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in Weimar. Its first director was Walter Gropius. The school buildings in Weimar, designed by the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde, are now World Heritage sites.
A template for a new way of building
The Haus am Horn in Weimar is also a World Heritage site. Built in 1923, it now looks simple and unspectacular.