Tourism in Germany: Weimar for Bauhaus fans

Lukas Stege views the new Bauhaus museum’s building site and traces its legacy in the city, and other tips for Bauhaus Fans on what to see in Weimar […]

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.

Read more (from DW) at Weimar for Bauhaus fans

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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