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

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Address: Klingelhoeferstr. 14, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 2540020
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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US$111.79*
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US$91.14*
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Berlin City Pass with Optional Panoramapunkt Entry

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Nice short tour - Origin of Bauhaus

Nice collection of Bauhaus artists and designers from their inception to the late 30s. The multi-media (furniture, photography, design, architecture, fabric etc.) is well balanced.

Reviewed 1 week ago
RicoTex
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Austin, Texas
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New York
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

the buildings are kinda interesting but they look more impressive in photos. the bauhaus exhibit was very limited as others have reviewed. and the women who work there are something else. i got warm so i took of my coat and draped it over my arm…one of the women sprinted across the room, pointed at my coat then pointed down... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice collection of Bauhaus artists and designers from their inception to the late 30s. The multi-media (furniture, photography, design, architecture, fabric etc.) is well balanced.

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Amsterdam
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80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in design this could be a place to visit, but don't expect too much as it is a very small place and the museum's collection is pretty standard, so it will have to be the temporary exhibit that makes you travel to these outskirts of town.

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Thank BaldwinNL
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed is the word to describe how I felt once I entered the building. Only two exhibition rooms with a few objects. If you like design and architecture don't waste your time going there.

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Thank drimarcon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not recommended for children. The audio tour is thorough but for a more excited and descriptive explanation of the Bauhaus movement, take a daytrip out to the Bauhaus university itself! Cute cafe with outdoor seating was the highlight of our visit, as well as the postcards and bauhaus pins. One tip, they do offer luggage storage. We checked out of... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is very rare that I leave the lowest rating as there is usually something acceptable to find everywhere. The Bauhaus Archive though left me speechless. Any upmarket furniture shop has more Bauhaus objects on display. The museum does not take you on a journey through the remarkable Bauhaus history, does not offer any insights or interesting facts. Nothing! And... More 

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Thank BigMan66
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Two small rooms full of self importance. Go to IKEA, it's free and you will see a lot more interesting design and they won't mind if you take pictures.

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Thank Dale S
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The exterior of the museum is very beautiful, but the interior sucks. It is just a room, with very few pictures and sculptures about Bauhaus. I would only go there for the gift shop if I knew the museum was this boring (I'm a design student, I actually love the subject).

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The museum is compact but full of interest and offers many insights often through the audio-guide commentary. Two examples. I was unfamiliar with the notion of the trivector of Bauhausaus - function, form, elegance if I remember correctly. And the commentary on Paul Klee's study of autumn as a season of renewal offered new insights. In a beautiful part of... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The price (16 euros) is simply too much to pay for such a tiny exhibiton (both the current exhibition AND the permanent display fit into two rooms).

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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 neighbourhood. 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 theatres 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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