The futuristic appearing building of the Bauhaus-Archiv is a real landmark in the urban landscape of Berlin. Combining two houses and a bridge on which you can walk “over” the house makes the museum a special playground of architecture. Planned by the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius in 1964 and built up in 1976-79 in a modified version the white building is a hidden eye-catcher on the bank of the Landwehrkanal.
The Archive/Museum attends to research and retrospection of Bauhaus architecture, art and design of the 20th century. It is the worldwide biggest collection of originals of the classical modernity. In a permanent exhibition you can only see a part of the collection but the most interesting Bauhaus examples of architecture, furniture, ceramics, metal, photographs as well as artworks of the famous Bauhaus teachers Gropius, Itten, Klee, Feininger, Kandinsky, Albers, Schlemmer, Moholy-Nagy and Mies van der Rohe.
Here you can find information in English about the permanent and the special exhibitions. But hurry – in 2018 the museum will be closed for one year, because of the construction of a new building.
For a deposit of € 10 you can rent an audio guide that explains the samples in your language. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the entrance fee is one euro cheaper.