Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau



CountryGermany
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationStates of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) and Thuringia (Thüringen)
CoordinatesN50 58 29.172 E11 19 46.164
Inscription Date1996
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
Unesco Reference Number729
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/729
DescriptionBetween 1919 and 1933, the Bauhaus School, based first in Weimar and then in Dessau, revolutionized architectural and aesthetic concepts and practices. The buildings put up and decorated by the school's professors (Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Wassily Kandinsky) launched the Modern Movement, which shaped much of the architecture of the 20th century.
StatusWorld Heritage Site