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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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$107.01*
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US$87.25*
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Berlin City Pass with Optional Panoramapunkt Entry

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If you have an interest in the Bauhaus movement well worth the visit

I've always been interested In Bauhaus design philosophy so I was delighted to get a chance to visit the archive. It's a small museum with a good collection of artifacts and well... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
canbush59
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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Brecon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Currently under development so £7 for one small room of not very interesting items - honestly give it a miss and go to Habitat instead, we honestly though we had missed some rooms but no it is basically a large living room sized exhibition

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've always been interested In Bauhaus design philosophy so I was delighted to get a chance to visit the archive. It's a small museum with a good collection of artifacts and well presented history of the movement. We were also fortunate to catch an exhibition of the photography of Lucia Moholy from her 100 years of Photography, which included many... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

As a former design student I put the Bauhaus archive as one of my top things to do in Berlin. When I arrived I was greeted with a shabby building with minimal signage directing me anywhere. I paid my €3 and walked around what I thought was the first room, which had a number of artefacts, some I recognised from... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was fascinated by this collection. I hadn't realised that Bauhaus originated in the 1920s - the designs are still fresh, real classics

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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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