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News about the Trade Union School

We're particpating!

Since all major events had to be cancelled for the time being, UNESCO has come up with something new this year to publicise UNESCO World Heritage Day: it has designed an entire website on which all World Heritage sites in Germany can upload short interviews in which protagonists show their favourite place in their World Heritage site and answer questions about the significance of World Heritage sites. And there will be free interactive formats for children and young people. We participate! From 7 June, you can watch our videos at For our young (and young-at-heart) Bauhaus fans, we have a colouring picture of the Trade Union School and folding instructions à la Bauhaus pre-course ready.



From 24 May onwards, in addition to our guided Bauhaus tours on Thursdays, we are again offering tours on Sundays at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. On a walk through the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and around the Trade Union School, you will learn all about the history of the Bauhaus ensemble's construction and use. Book your Bauhaus tour here.

Paperworks from the Bauhaus foundation course

We are happy to share the booklet of Eric Gjerdes paper folding workshop for your corona pleasure. He did teach those folding examples inspired by Josef Albers foundation course during the international summerschool 2017.


Download PDF (6,5 MB)


Digital Bauhaus Bernau

Our Bauhaus website now has a new face! With a clearer structure and numerous new photos throughout the history of the former ADGB Trade Union School, we show all architecture enthusiasts, Bauhaus lovers and history buffs how colourful and unique the building ensemble on the Hannes Meyer Campus is. In addition, we are now finally on the road in the social networks. Follow us at @bauhausdenkmalbernau on Facebook and Instagram!

Exhibition at the Teacher Housing

The exhibition "SCHOOL IN THE WOODS" – 1928 UNTIL TODAY in the rooms of baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e. V. is dedicated to the eventful history of use and construction of the former Trade Union School, along with its campus life: from the construction of the school by the legendary Bauhaus in Dessau for the ADGB, through the occupation of the school by the SA and its associated conversion into a Reichsführer School (School for Nazi Commanders) until 1945, through its decades-long function as a prestigious Trade Union College in the GDR, to its subsequent vacancy and, finally, successful renovation and current use as a boarding school for the Berlin Chamber of Crafts.


Our exhibition "SCHOOL IN THE WOODS" ­– 1928 UNTIL TODAY must unfortunately remain closed to the public. The hygiene regulations issued by the state of Brandenburg cannot be reliably implemented in our tight quarters. Therefore, with a heavy heart, we have decided against re-opening.


The Inventory of the Trade Union School

It is no secret that Hannes Meyer kept both his former office partner, Swiss architect Hans Wittwer, as well as the entire Bauhaus building department busy around the clock designing the ADGB Trade Union School building. But just how much Bauhaus design is actually in the building? Bauhaus researcher Dr. Anja Guttenberger explores this question in her short essays under the heading From Building to Bed.



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