Bauhaus in Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

The Bauhaus school existed in three German cities: Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. These are images from Dessau

General info

The Bauhaus school existed in three German cities: Weimar (1919-1925), Dessau (1925-1932), and Berlin from 1932 to 1933 when the Nazis shut it down.

It had three different leaders: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928, Hannes Meyer from 1928 to 1930, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1930 until 1933.

The most active period for the Bauhaus movement was the seven years in Dessau (1925–1932) and most of the Bauhaus buildings are located in Dessau:

  • the Bauhaus Building
  • Employment Office
  • the Masters' Houses
  • the Kornhaus
  • House Fieger
  • the Steel House
  • the Dessau-Törten Housing Estate


Bauhaus logo designed by Oskar Schlemme

The font used above is called Bauman and is a "clone" of the Bauhaus font. It is a font that was designed at the Bauhaus school. If you are interested in learning more about the font:

The lost fonts of the Bauhaus are being reborn


Wikipedia: Walter Gropius


Images taken: 2018-06-01

When I visited in 2018 it was really bad weather but I managed to get some images. They were also shooting a film on the premises so there were a lot of people and signs etc. I’ve had to do a lot of cloning to get rid of most of them. Went for a retro look on the images, grainy and black-and-white.

Black-and-white versions

Color versions

Silhouettes in the central staircase

Map, address, and coordinates




Bauhaus Dessau, Gropiusallee 38, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Country (Landscape):

Germany | Deutschland, Saxony-Anhalt | Sachsen-Anhalt

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