Berlin celebrates 100 years of bauhaus

[Translate to English:] Lange Nacht der Museen
31.08.2019, 18–2 Uhr

long nights of museums – bauhaus in the kulturforum
31.08.2019, 6 p.m.–2 a.m.

Circus acrobatics at the museum? Cello playing between sculptures? Hip-hop in the synagogue? A lot is possible in the Long Night of the Museums in Berlin! More than 75 museums invite you to 750 events, open their halls and archives, towers and terraces deep into the night. View the night sky from the observatory or descend into Berlin's underworlds. Take the double-decker bus through the streets of Charlottenburg illuminated by gas light or board a steamboat on the Spree!

In the Long Night of Museums, the Kulturforum is dedicated entirely to the Bauhaus. Installations, workshops, exhibitions and guided tours invite you to get in the mood for the bauhaus week berlin 2019.

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Bauhausfotostudio © Bauhausformengymnastik
Berlin, Long Night of the Museums on 31.08.2019: Bauhaus form gymnastics in the Kulturforum

[Translate to English:] Das Festivalzentrum

festival center

The heart of the bauhausweek berlin beats at the center of Ernst-Reuter-Platz!
The bauhaus reuse is a glass pavilion of reused window elements from the Bauhaus building in Dessau. There are lectures and workshops, symposia, radio evenings, book presentations, film screenings, performances and artistic interventions as well as the opening on 30. August and the grand closing party on 7. September.

Among the highlights of the curated festival programme are the window shopping exhibition on the history of the Bauhaus in window shops along Kantstraße to either side of Savignyplatz and on to Potsdamer Strasse, yoga on roof terraces of Bauhaus modernism and its successors, following the tradition of Bauhaus students, an open-air film series in the garden of Podewil or the Velonotte, an evening architectural discovery trip by bicycle.

Opening hours: 31.08.–08.09.2019, open daily

Foto: Schnepp / © zukunftsgeraeusche GbR
bauhaus week berlin 2019, bauhaus-reuse

the window shopping exhibition

the window shopping exhibition

Let’s get ready for somewindow shopping of another kind altogether—along Kantstrasse to either side of Savignyplatz and on to Potsdamer Strasse! The Bauhaus school’s history is told in handcrafted collages and presented in showcase windows of retail stores.

Collage: Eckard Gruber, Ausführung. Jaqueline Teschner / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
shop window exhibition bauhaus week berlin, Directors: Walter Gropius (Gewandhaus Berlin). Collage: Eckhard Gruber, Handcraft: Jaqueline Teschner, Acrylpaint on Canvas, 191 x 232 cm.

[Translate to English:] Yoga auf Dachterrassen

yoga on roof terraces

What better way to start the day than with a deep breath and revitalizing stretching exercises above the rooftops of Berlin? The students of the Bauhaus already began their day this way 100 years ago. The bauhaus week invites the public to take part in morning yoga on eight selected terraces and flat roofs across the city. The classes take the gymnastics courses of the Bauhaus students at the Dessau school building as their model. Yoga teacher and cultural journalist Sarah Elsing leads guests through the yoga classes, followed by a small talk on the architecture of there spective building. Every morning between 9 and 10:30, you can exercise on a roof or terrace in modernist style and its successors and gather your energy for the coming Bauhaus day.

Hanna Belz
Yoga at Mies van der Rohe Haus

[Translate to English:] bauhaus – praxis – gegenwart

bauhaus – practice – present

People have their say who have investigated the Bauhaus and modernism intensively in their everyday profession. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to lectures, take part in workshops and enjoy other informative events: in museums, architectural offices, design studios and advertising agencies. 


Catrin Schmitt

[Translate to English:] velonotte ”bauhaus abc“

velonotte ”bauhaus abc“

A relexad architecturaltrip by bike not only for new arrivals, but also for long-time Berliners. Participants are led by architects and historians that follow the traces of the Bauhaus and modernism.

From Berlinische Galerie to the Großsiedlung Siemensstadt, expect a 15-km relaxed ride. Velonotte rides slow enough (8-10 kmh) to gaze around at the scenery and imagine we're traveling in time. A good workout for parents with kids too.

Date and time: 7. September, 6 p.m. (Registration from 16 to 17.45 o'clock)
Start: Berlinische Galerie
Duration: ca. 3 Stunden

Velonotte Academy
Velonotte Moscow 2017

More events:

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Berlin celebrates the world-famous school of design with numerous events. In the following we present some highlights.

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