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Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design (Bauhaus Archiv Museum fur Gestaltung)

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Address: Klingelhoferstrasse 14, Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 2540020
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and...

Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and design. The building which houses the collection was drafted by Walter Gropius, founder of the school.

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Berlin City Pass with Optional Panoramapunkt Entry

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The museum is great, if a little on the small side. The staff was friendly. Audio-tour is free and highly recommended.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's really impossible to do not get impressed but the architecture of the building itself, then the great exhibit on this museum. Before to get to the museum I walked in the Tiergarten, which is really close, then got immersed into art, which was the perfect thing I could possibly do!

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bauhaus Museum is really an amazing place to see exhibitions and to spend a couple of hours in Berlin. It's a beautiful museum with a truly great cafe/restaurant as well. The store is also an attraction unto itself. But you're really coming here for the exhibitions which are always smartly displayed, well curated and very thoughtful. If you know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like art and the history of art, the Bauhaus in Berlin is the place to go. Layout, thoughtfulness, items on display -- all are excellent. This is an eclectic selection of the movement that we all take for granted. Dozens and dozens of objects we see in every day life came from the Bauhaus design, and this museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is great, if a little on the small side. The staff was friendly. Audio-tour is free and highly recommended.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum entrance is tucked away from the main street so I had to the the GPS to guide me towards the museum. The entrance was cool, with the automatic door, but the coolness stopped there. Because I didn't have the Berlin Museum Pass (24 eur/3 days/lots of museums included), I paid 5 euros entry fee and was told the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't have a museum pass it's rather expensive for an hour or so viewing. If you like this sort of thing there is nowhere better to see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum but really worthwhile if you are interested in architecture and furniture design. You need to pay a refundable deposit of €20 for the audio guides or hand in your passport/ identity card.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find the Museum you will be lucky....they keep signage to the minimum and Bauhaus obviously didn't major in Script! At the reception I was told that I had to surrender my passport or ID to obtain an audio guide and naturally refused; it is illegal to even ask for such documents since they are the property of the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

On first approach the acrhitecture looked great, but this was he last positive. You'll pay €7 to see a tiny exhibition, be scolded for trying to take photos, see bossy staff wearing ugly blue scarves and be subjected to a lacklustre audio guide. The only positive was the external architecture and exiting. Only attend unless you have a highly refined... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The Bauhaus Archive displays examples of the various forms that the Bauhaus movement took during its peak in the '20s and '30s. There are kitchen implements, furniture, models of buildings, art, weaving, photos amongst the displays and together they give a good understanding of what Bauhaus was trying to achieve, it's influences and how it influences design to this day.... More 

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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