Access: Bauhaus Building
Access: Bauhaus Building

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation welcomes you and would like to offer all guests a self-determined, informative and eventful visit.


Bauhaus Building
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau,

Car parking

At the Bauhaus Building itself, we have a large visitor car park with a signposted disabled parking space. Visitors with reduced mobility should use the south side of the building, also accessible from Gropiusallee.

Travelling by public transport

The main railway station in Dessau-Roßlau is only about 700 metres away from the Bauhaus Dessau. The platforms are equipped with lifts. To reach the Bauhaus building, please take the west exit in the direction of Ziebigk onto Bauhausstraße. From here, follow the signs to Bauhaus Dessau.

You can reach the public transport and taxi rank via the exit in the direction of the city centre.


Bicycle garage

Use the bicycle garage next to the Bauhaus Building. It is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm from March to October. The bicycle garage has space for 38 bicycles.
In addition, three of the 15 lockers are equipped with two sockets each, which are ideal for charging your e-bike batteries. The lockers can be closed with 1-euro and 2-euro coins.

Please note: Outside of these opening hours, only overnight guests with a key can use the bicycle garage.


Please note

There is a public Bauhaus bus to connect the Bauhaus buildings.
The Dessau public transport company offers all visitors the “Bauhaus Bus, Line 10”, which connects all Bauhaus buildings. Further information can be found here.

There is a barrier-free entrance on the south side of the basement of the Bauhaus Building.


There is a barrier-free toilet on the south side of the base floor of the Bauhaus Building.


The canteen is accessible via a ramp in the assembly hall.

Accessibility “Bauhaus for all”

The historic Bauhaus buildings are not as barrier-free as the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, which opened in 2019, due to heritage regulations and conservation restrictions.

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau has been tested and certified with the Accessibility Seal of Approval in accordance with the criteria of the Travel for All project.


Despite this certification, however, we are still in the middle of the process of becoming a barrier-free, inclusive cultural venue for all.


Our visitor service colleagues will be happy to advise you on all the details and plan your individual visit with you:


Visitor’s service

+49 340 6508 – 250

People with walking disabilities and wheelchair users

The Bauhaus Dessau Visitor Centre is located on the first floor of the historic Bauhaus Building and can only be reached via the main entrance using stairs without railings.

People with reduced mobility can use the entrance at the rear of the building, which leads to the basement at ground level. From there, it is possible to take the historic goods lift directly to the Visitor Centre and all other floors.


The Visitor Service will be happy to assist you personally on site (the bell is at the entrance to the basement; rear of the Bauhaus building).


Please register your visit in advance by telephone on +49 340 6508 – 250 or by email at


A wheelchair is available in the Bauhaus Building.
Please ask the Visitor Centre team directly if required.


Easy-to-carry museum stools are available in the Bauhaus Building, giving you the opportunity to sit down and rest during your visit. If required, please ask the team at the Visitor Centre directly.



Places in the Bauhaus Building that are otherwise only accessible as part of a guided tour can be called up in the app as 360-degree panoramas.


Our guided tours of the historic buildings are currently not fully accessible.

People with visual impairments and blind people

Assistance dogs may be brought into all relevant areas/rooms.


Staircases are not visually rich in contrast. The stairs have handrails on both sides.



The audio guide with audio description in German and English for an approx. 50-minute highlight tour through the Bauhaus building is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.


Various parts of the building and materials can be touched. You will find interactive stations in the various rooms.

People with cognitive impairment

The audio guide in simple language in German and English for an approx. 30-minute highlight tour through the Bauhaus building is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.


There is brief information on selected exhibitions in plain language on the floor.

Together with LunA – Leipzig and Autismus e.V., the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation has developed documents that enable people on the autism spectrum to visit the museum in a self-determined way. The Sensory Friendly seal characterises an environment that is designed with the social and sensory sensitivities of people on the autism spectrum in mind. Particular attention is paid to flexible forms of communication, predictability and minimisation of external stimuli.