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News about the Trade Union School

Bauhaus tours

From now on, our popular Bauhaus tours can once again take place in the Meyer-Wittwer-Bau. At the usual times on Thursdays and Sundays at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., you can take part by appointment at Please do not forget your mouth and nose protector. Meeting point are the two flagpoles at the Hannes Meyer Campus directly in front of the main entrance to the Meyer-Wittwer-Bau. Our exhibition "SCHOOL IN THE WOODS" - 1928 UNTIL TODAY is also open for you on Thursdays and Sundays from 10 am. You are welcome to take a look. We look forward to seeing you!


New edition on Hannes Meyer in Bernau
World cultural heritage at the gates of Berlin

The ADGB Trade Union School has been located in a pine forest near Bernau since 1930. Yellow brick, steel, concrete and glass - the central federal school of the General German Trade Union Federation in Bernau is impressive with its clearly structured architectural structure and its ideal integration into the Märkish landscape. This publication traces the path of the former ADGB Trade Union School, how it was awakened from its "sleep" and, with extensive renovation measures and partial reconstructions, became the modern building it was in 1930. In contributions by those responsible at the time and important architectural historians, the volume shows the state of restoration in 2004 and reveals what still needed to be done. With references to the former architect, the "red" Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer, and selected contributions to correspondence with GDR architects on "his" Bernau school in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the homage to Meyer and the former ADGB Trade Union School is rounded off. A new edition of the publication, which appeared in 2004 as Issue 4, from the series of publications of baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e. V. The book is published in German.

Bauhaus Bernau 360°
Virtual tour

From now on you can get virtual insights into the former ADGB Trade Union School by following this LINK. Since the Bauhaus in Bernau is a "living" monument and is run by the Berlin Chamber of Crafts as a boarding school for apprentices, access to the building is only possible on the agreed guided tours. For all those who drop by spontaneously, the BeSt Bernauer Stadtmarketing has now had numerous 360° photographs taken in and around the Bauhaus Bernau and put them online, combined with info boxes and historical photographs from the collection of the baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e. V. Have fun exploring!

Website for UNESCO World Heritage Day online until end of July

This year, due to corona-related restrictions on events, UNESCO has designed the UNESCO World Heritage Day website. All German World Heritage sites were able to participate and have diligently provided material to highlight the special features of their sites. Until the end of July you can also watch our videos and download free Bauhaus paperfolding instructions and colouring pictures at It's worth taking a look!

Exhibition is open

The doors of our exhibition "SCHOOL IN THE WOODS" – 1928 UNTIL TODAY are ow open regularly for our visitors. On Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m., the Teacher Housing on Hannes-Meyer-Campus 9 will once again offer insights into the eventful construction and usage history of the former ADGB Trade Union School. We have adapted the exhibition for our visitors to the necessary hygiene regulations. So now there are laminated inscriptions and hand disinfectants in every room with materials to touch. The listening stations are made accessible via a scannable QR code on the visitors' own smartphones, so that possible sources of infection cannot even arise. The number of visitors will be limited to three people in the house in order to comply with the distance rules. We ask our visitors to wear a mouth and nose protector in the exhibition. We also keep a stock of disposable and reusable textile masks, which can be purchased on site. We are looking forward to your visit!


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.


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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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