In 2019, Germany celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus. Founded in Weimar in 1919 by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus experienced its heyday in Dessau between 1925 and 1932. To this day, the influence of the Hochschule für Gestaltung is formative for contemporary architecture, design and art. The Bauhaus building in Dessau is regarded worldwide as an icon of modernism and, together with the Masters’ Houses, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. In 2017, the Bauhaus World Heritage Site was expanded to include the arcade houses.

Only in Dessau can you visit the original sites and Bauhaus buildings or eat like the Bauhäusler in the refectory and spend the night in the studio building. In addition, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau presents the second largest Bauhaus collection in the world.

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Gropiusallee 38

06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone: 0340-6508-250




Bauhaus & Modern
An unforgettable day in Dessau

Meisterhäuser, Dessau © WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg, Uwe Weigel, 2020 (2)


Master house settlement

Visit the Meisterhaussiedlung, where Walter Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and many more once lived with their families.


9,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard you get free admission.



Kurt Weill Center

At the Kurt Weill Center in the Feiningerhaus, you can learn interesting facts about the life and work of the composer Kurt Weill.


8,50 EUR

With the World HeritageCard you will receive a music box with Mackie Messer song as a souvenir.

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Bauhaus building Dessau

We recommend a short tour of the Bauhaus building, which as a college of design revolutionized artistic and architectural thinking worldwide.


9,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard you get free admission to the Bauhaus building.

Aussenansicht Glasfassade Vorderseite mit Bäumen des Bauhaus Museum Dessau am 16. August 2019 in Dessau-Rosslau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany


Bauhaus Museum Dessau

In the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau you can marvel at the second largest Bauhaus collection in the world.


9,00 EUR

Free admission with the World HeritageCard.
Time slot booking required!

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Dessau city tour

In the summer, the city of Dessau offers one-and-a-half-hour evening city tours, during which guests learn exciting anecdotes about the history of the city.


8,00 EUR

Free participation with the World HeritageCard.
Public tours April-Oct. Mon-Thu 5pm, April-Dec. Sat 11 am



Dinner at Hugos

Our tip: Dinner at Hugo’s Steakhouse & Bar. With the order of a main course you will receive an aperitif or dessert for free.


7,00 EUR

With the World HeritageCard you get an aperitif or a dessert for free with the ordered main course.


Bauhaus bus line 10

Discover the Bauhaus in Dessau with the day ticket Dessau city area. With the Bauhaus bus line 10 you can easily reach all Bauhaus buildings in Dessau.


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With the World HeritageCard guests receive a free day pass to the city area.


The 24-hour World HeritageCard loses its validity at 09:59 the next day.


50,50 EUR

World HeritageCard 24 hours

24,90 EUR

You save per person

25,60 EUR

More tour suggestions with the World HeritageCard

Not far from Dessau, guests visit the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz with its enchanting parks and castles – nestled in the beautiful Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. Thus, the city and its surroundings leave little to be desired for lovers of culture and nature.

24 hours tours

UNESCO-World Heritage

Discovery tour through the Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz

Magnificent castles and baroque gardens, world-famous landscape parks and idyllic grounds with botanical abundance. Discover the first English landscape garden in Wörlitz.

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UNESCO-World Heritage

Enlightenment and English garden art

The extensive grounds give the entire area on the Elbe and Mulde rivers the character of a park of infinite expanse. Discover the castles of Oranienbaum and Wörlitz!

UNESCO-World Heritage

Pure nature in the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve

Magnificent fauna and flora in untouched nature. Visit the endangered Elbe beaver in its natural habitat.

You save per person

Europaradweg R1

By bike through the Bauhaus city of Dessau and the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz!

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