bauhaus_excursions: Touring with experts
Our excursions, which are organised in cooperation with art:berlin, guide to important examples of modern architecture in Berlin and environs.
The tours are in German language. Group bookings in other languages are also offered. Registration is required, early reservation recommended:Tel. +49 30 / 28096390, info(at)artberlin-online.de; www.artberlin-online.de
Neo-classicism and Modernism: an architectural history tour in the Bauhaus Archive district
Sat., 23 Mar, 4 May, 7 Sep, 5 Oct 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm
The tour through the Tiergarten district leads from the Bauhaus Archive past late nineteenth-century villas and recent buildings, embassies and consulates to the Kulturforum. Several of the
most important works of modern architecture in Berlin, such as the Shell Building and the Neue Nationalgalerie, will be introduced.
Price: 15 €, members 12 €.
An open-air Exhibition of Modernism – Berlin Hansa District
Sat., 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 25 May, 15 Jun, 14 Sep, 19 Oct 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm
At the International Architecture Exhibition in Berlin in 1957, 53 architects from 13 countries, including Walter Gropius and former Bauhaus students, put their ideas about architecture and
urban planning into practice. The tour presents the urban-planning ap¬proach underlying the Hansaviertel. Price: 15 €, members 12 €.
Architecture in Berlin by Bauhaus members
Sat., 11 May, 21 Sep 2013, 2:00-5:00 pm
The tour presents the most important buildings by members of the Bauhaus in Berlin – e.g., by Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Johannes Itten. The bus tour includes among others the Houses for Sommerfeld’s employees and Lewin House estate. Price: 32 €, members 27 €.
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Berlin at the Time of the Bauhaus: the ‘White City’ in Reinickendorf
Sat., 29 Jun, 7 Sep, 2 Nov 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm
Modernist architects used white-painted, cubic buildings as a symbol of clarity. These ideas were implemented in an entire estate in the ‘White City’ in Berlin from 1929 to 1931, which is today recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour includes the striking bridge and balcony access house by Otto R. Salvisberg and other buildings by Bruno Ahrens and Wilhelm Büning. Price: 15 €, members 12 €.
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The Bauhaus in Brandenburg: the Bernau Trades Union College
Thu., 12 Sep / Sat., 22 Jun, 12 Oct 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm
Largely preserved in its original state, the Trades Union College in Bernau, built in 1930, planned and built as a turn-key project by Bauhaus members, is located in a forest area north of Berlin. Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer set new standards for modern college architecture in its radically modern architectural language. The tour also provides admission to the teaching, residential, and common rooms. Price: 20 €, members 15 € (includes admission; Berlin public transport ticket required).
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Bauhaus tradition and the GDR’s Berlin
Sat., 18 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 28 Sep 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm
The controversial residential districts dating from postwar modernism near the TV Tower in Berlin and along Stalinallee – now called Karl-Marx-Allee – attract two completely opposite types of attention: some people reject them in superficial horror, while others have a cult-like enthusiasm for them. This architectural tour is intended to entice participants into stimulating new viewpoints and taking a more detailed look at the quality of the residential environments. Price: 18 €, members 15 € (including admission).
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Berlin – City of Design: Focus City West
Sat., 27 Apr, 8 Jun, 26 Oct 13, 2:00-4:00 pm
The design tour this time leads to Charlottenburg, to discover the freshly refurbished appeal of partly converted areas between Kantstrasse and Kurfürstendamm, dating from postwar modernism, offering new insights into ‘City West’. Unusual business premises and design hotels will be viewed and discussions will be held with specialists about aspects of international design. Price: 15 €, members 12 € (Berlin public transport ticket required).
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Weimar and the Bauhaus
Sun., 9 Jun 2013, 8:00 am-10:00 pm
The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. This one-day excursion leads to the birthplace and original sites of the most important school of design and architecture in the modern period. The tour includes a visit to the Bauhaus University in the historic building, the ‘Haus am Horn’ prototype home dating from 1923, as well as the historic collections from 1919 to 1925 in the Bauhaus Museum. Price: 38 €, members 30 € (including admis¬sion prices, local guided tours; plus rail ticket 38.20 €).