Five Tours Throughout Weimar

To visit Weimar is to get at the heart of German culture. If you are studying here, you will have plenty of time to discover what the city offers—from museums to festivals, from exhibitions to talks.
Weimar has a wide option of events compared to its size. It takes this power from the glorious history and outstanding cultural importance. Starting from the early modern periods, it has been hosting many well-known figures. In the early 1500s, Martin Luther, the famous German professor stayed several times in the city. Between 1708 and 1717, Johann Sebastian Bach worked as the court’s organist. When Goethe moved to Weimar in 1775, he inspired poets, philosophers, and musicians: Schiller, Herder, Wieland, Bertuch followed him and made Weimar the cultural center of Europe. In 1842, Franz Liszt moved to Weimar, whose name is given to the music school. 
Today, Weimar keeps its charm with architectural examples, a wide range of museums and a busy programme of art and music festivals. Below, you will find several tours, some given by the students of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, that will guide you through Bauhaus, the university, the daily life, and help you discover more about the city of modernism and classicism


Bauhaus Walking Tour

Originally created by the students of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Bauhaus Walking Tour project is an extremely successful and integral part of Weimar’s cultural landscape. The tour guides, all of whom are prospective architects, civil engineers, cultural scholars or artists, show visitors what it means to them to study, learn, live and have fun at this unique university with its eventful history. 
The visitors are taken to the historic Bauhaus sites where they can relive the past and present of the university area. And so today the walk takes visitors through the halls used by the Bauhaus members long ago, goes to the replica of Walter Gropius’ director’s office which he furnished in 1923, with copies of his furniture, and includes the skylight hall and the curved staircase designed by Henry van de Velde. And what makes the walk more interesting is that it is led by young people studying at the Weimar Bauhaus University, who can explain the Bauhaus and what they still find fascinating about it today.
Short Walk (1.5 hours)
The main building of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar—including the vestibule, staircases, mural paintings, and Gropius Room. 
Long Walk (2.5 hours)
The longer version is currently not offered due to construction work but it will be back right after the completion. It consists of the short walk, plus Ilmpark with Tempelherrenhaus and Haus Am Horn.
You can find more information about the date and prices here.
bauhaus walk-Tristan Vostry
Credit: Tristan Vostry
The Van-de-Velde Walk
Van-de-Velde was a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer who has suggested Walter Gropius for the position of the new director of Bauhaus. Due to his notable role in the history of both the city and school, The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has been offering the Van-de-Velde Walk since 2011. Under the motto of “From the smallest detail to the total concept”, university students take people on the trail of the architect and designer. During the tour, the students explain the work of the multi-talented artist in Weimar. In commemoration of the Van-de-Velde Year 2013, the tour also includes a visit of his residence Haus Hohe Pappeln and the Nietzsche Archive that was partially altered by Van de Velde. The walk allows visitors to experience Van de Velde’s thinking and the concept of the “total work of art”, from fixtures to room design to architecture.
For those who would like to take it can get in touch with the coordinator Tomas Apel through the mail
Student Campus Tours with the Bauhaus.Botschafter
The Bauhaus.Botschafter is students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar who can answer your questions about their degree programmes. They offer first-hand information during tours and workshops to help you decide whether their respective programme and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar are right for you. If you wish, they will gladly accompany you until your semester begins, and provide you with all the information you need.
If you would like to set up an appointment with the Bauhaus.Botschafter, you can fill out the form from here.
Botschafter
Bauhaus.Botschafter team
Bauhaus and Beyond
The travel programme Architectural Adventures will be offering a journey through German architecture for 10 days starting from the 21st of September, 2018. Up to 30 guests will be experiencing the legendary Bauhaus on the brink of its 100th anniversary. The guide will talk about the legacy and impact of the movement by viewing the original Bauhaus buildings, museums, and exhibitions. One day will be spent in each city in the order of Frankfurt, Erfurt, Weimar, Dessau, and lastly four days in Berlin.
You can find more information about the date and prices here.
The Grand Tour of Modernism
On the 9th and 10th of January 2018, a meeting of the jury for the Grand Tour of Modernism took place in Weimar. The goal was to choose, from among more than 460 proposals, the places in Germany that will constitute this route celebrating the Bauhaus Centenary.
The Grand Tour of Modernism combines the sensuous experience of travel with the desire to discover and understand the past and the present. It will unite the selected places into an attractive itinerary that can be enjoyed by train, car or bicycle.
If you are interested in visiting the 100 examples chosen by the jury, you can reach to the list via this link.
 
grand tour of modernism
Credit: Bauhaus100
Yağmur Ruzgar, 2. semester Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (M.F.A.) 

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