When children living in Weimar in the 1920s did not obey, people said: “If you are not good, then you will be put in the Bauhaus.” It was “crazy people” who lived at the art school — who danced noisily through the streets in colorful theater costumes and painted pictures using triangles, circles and squares.
Today, students from all over the world come to study at the successor institution, Bauhaus University in Weimar. With nearly 4,100 students from 70 countries, it is one of the most international universities in Germany.
The Bauhaus was founded by the architect Walter Gropius. 2019 marks the 100th birthday of the Bauhaus in Weimar. Germany is already revealing plans for its three-year celebratory program for Bauhaus fans that will involve not only the three museums housed in the former schools in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, but also at least 10 of the country’s 16 federal states will participate.
Deutsche Well’s Lukas Stege views the new Bauhaus museum’s building site and traces its legacy in the city: where its architects studied, what they built and where they partied.