In 1919, architect Walter Gropius founded the State Bauhaus in Weimar - an educational institution that became synonymous with an architectural style. The term Bauhaus is often equated with modernism in architecture and design. At that time it was something completely new because the Bauhaus brought art and crafts together. This year, the Bauhaus celebrates its 100th birthday. With this collection, we celebrate with you by presenting seven exciting and entertaining tours on which you can get to know the most important locations of Berlin Modernism.
Berlin's interesting architectural diversity awaits you. You will learn more about the history and architects of the Bauhaus such as Gropius, Taut and Mies van der Rohe and what Berlin Modernism is all about. Modernism has had a lasting influence on Berlin's cityscape. In 2008, six Berlin Modernist housing estates alone were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Numerous other buildings such as the Mies von der Rohe Haus, the residential buildings of the Hansaviertel and, finally, the Bauhaus Archive itself bear witness to the groundbreaking power of these ideas, which spread worldwide.
In Berlin, modernism is spread throughout the city: as a forward-looking form of housing in the six UNESCO settlements. As modern industrial architecture such as the AEG turbine hall. Or as the cultural memory of an art movement in the Bauhaus archive. From the beginning of the 20th century to the present day: the process of modernity with its social utopia is anchored in the cityscape. The city is particularly easy to discover by bicycle. You can cycle from one Bauhaus monument to the next stress-free, fast and very close to it - with our seven theme routes you get a great overview and can, depending on your time and mood, choose the right tour for you. You'll be amazed at how different your eyes are when you look at the city. We wish you a lot of fun!
This nearly 20-kilometer tour takes you through the beautiful green southwest of Berlin in the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, where you will successively leave numerous buildings of Berlin Modernism. In addition to the architectural journey of discovery, this round with detours in the forest Grunewald…
Modernism has left a lasting mark on Berlin's cityscape. Particularly noteworthy are the Berlin housing estates, which were created at the time of modern times. A forward-looking form of housing - six of these settlements were therefore included in 2008 in the UNESCO World Heritage. These settlements…
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In the south of Berlin are two of the six Berlin housing estates, which were created during the Modern Age and which were included in the UNESCO World Heritage in 2008. This beautiful bike ride through Neukölln including a small detour to Brandenburg connects the two settlements together to a nice round…
This short tour starts in the middle of Berlin, leads you right through and ends here. In other words, you have enough time to take a close look at the city and its (architectural) features. Along the route there are endless little and big highlights waiting for you to take short or longer breaks. As…
The Frankfurter Allee is the main character of this tour right through Berlin. If you ride your bike over the bike lanes to the side of the wide street with its impressive buildings left and right, you will feel what everything was built here in the 1950s: The Stalinallee - as the Frankfurter Allee was…
In 1957, the International Building Exhibition in Berlin opened its doors. "Berlin is building today according to tomorrow's plans," wrote the time. In Berlin's Hansa quarter, they wanted to present a "residential district of the future". It was not someone who was commissioned to do this, but the stars…
This almost 35-kilometer tour is not a round trip, but takes you through the city: From the southeast in Treptow-Köpenick to the northwest in Tegel. True to the motto "Tempo und Technik", you follow monumental industrial monuments of the Berlin modern age.
The Berlin S-Bahn takes you to the start of the…
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