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News about the Bernau Bauhaus

Outdoor tours take place again

From 26 August, we will once again be offering guided tours of the grounds of the Bauhaus Monument Bernau. Come with us on a journey through time: from the beginnings of the Bauhaus ensemble in the late 1920s to its renovation and restoration in the 2000s. The tours start in the teachers' residence at Hannes-Meyer-Campus #9, where you can also visit the exhibition "Pure Bauhaus. Photographs by Jean Molitor". Bookings for guided tours in German can now be made online again via our booking calendar. Please send your request for an English group tour to


Exhibition in the teachers' residence

From 1 August, the baudenkmal bundesschule bernau association will present the new exhibition Bauhaus Pur on its premises. On display will be a selection of 34 fascinating architectural photographs by the internationally renowned photo artist Jean Molitor, who has been following the traces of Bauhaus architecture worldwide since 2009. His aim is not only to create an image archive of the architecture of Classical Modernism, but also to capture the buildings from their exciting side, finding the right moment of exposure. In the teachers' residence at Hannes-Meyer-Campus 9 in Bernau-Waldfrieden, he is now showing a selection of his photographs. Opening hours are Thu & Fri from 10–14 hrs, Sat & Sun from 11–16 hrs. Advance booking is not necessary.



News from the association

Get to know our association

Since 1990, baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e. V. has been committed to the preservation and restoration of the former ADGB Trade Union School. It researches and publishes topics related to today's UNESCO Bauhaus World Heritage Site and has the most extensive collection on the 90-year history of the school. Learn more about us and our projects here. We are looking forward to meeting you!


300 metres of "silver fabric" for the auditorium
Anni Albers' diploma thesis for Bernau

In order to counteract the undesired echoing in the lecture hall of the Trade Union School in Bernau and to distribute the light optimally throughout the entire room, a material was needed that could meet both requirements. Since such a material did not yet exist in 1929, the Bauhaus promptly commissioned one of its best weavers to develop a suitable material for the lecture hall of the Trade Union School in her diploma thesis. The "silver fabric" was to become Anni Albers' ticket to the newly founded Black Mountain College in the USA when she was no longer safe in Germany as a Jew in 1933.



News about the Visitor centre

Delay of the construction

The opening of the visitor centre at the Bauhaus World Heritage Site, which was planned for early October, has to be postponed yet again. Due to delivery problems with building materials, the goal set by the city has receded into the distance. It is not yet clear when the visitor centre will finally receive visitors.



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