Access: Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Access: Bauhaus Museum Dessau

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

Address

Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau,
Germany

Car parking

You can park near the Bauhaus Museum in the signposted public car park “Bauhaus Museum” (access from Friedrichstraße).

At the Rathaus-Center Dessau, you can park for two hours free of charge when you buy an admission ticket for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.

 

Travelling by public transport

The main railway station in Dessau-Roßlau is only about 750 metres away from the Bauhaus Museum. The platforms are equipped with lifts. To reach the Bauhaus Museum, please take the east exit in the direction of the city centre. You will also find the public transport and taxi rank there.

Note

To protect the objects, prams are unfortunately not permitted in the permanent exhibition “Bauhaus Research Centre. The Collection” permanent exhibition. However, buggies can be borrowed on site.

Accessibility “Bauhaus for all”

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau has been certified with the “Accessibility tested – barrier-free for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users as well as partially barrier-free for people with hearing impairments and for deaf people” seal of approval in accordance with the criteria of the Travelling 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 everyone.

 

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

 

Contact

Visitor’s service
+49 340 6508 – 250
besuch@bauhaus-dessau.de

People with hearing impairments and deaf people

There is a welcome video with general information about the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in German sign language on the ground floor of the museum.

 

Permanent exhibition

Information about the exhibits is mainly provided in writing. In German and English.

There is brief information in simple language on the floor.

 

Education

The video guide in German sign language for an approx. 30-minute highlight tour of the key objects in the permanent exhibition is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.

There are induction loops at the ticket counter that can be used in conjunction with a tour guide system.

 

There are regular guided tours with interpreters in German sign language. Pre-booking is necessary.

People with walking disabilities and wheelchair users

We offer the free loan of wheelchairs. Please contact the visitor service directly.

 

There is a designated car park for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).

 

The entrance to the car park is on Friedrichstraße. From here you can reach the back of the Bauhaus Museum.

 

The distance from the car park to the main entrance is 350 m, the distance to the entrance at the rear of the building is 190 m.

 

The path has a maximum longitudinal gradient of 3% over a distance of 50 metres.

 

The “Bauhausmuseum” tram stop is 40 metres from the main entrance.

 

The building is steplessly accessible via both entrances (front and rear).

 

All rooms and facilities are accessible without steps or via a lift.

 

The lift cabin is 145 cm x 157 cm. The lift door is 100 cm wide.

 

All doors/passages that can be used by guests and are raised are at least 90 cm wide.

 

The checkout counter is 104 cm high at its lowest point. There is another, equivalent means of communication while seated.

 

Permanent exhibition

The exhibits in the exhibition rooms on the upper floor are mainly visible when seated.

The information on the exhibits, stations and objects can mainly be read while seated.

 

Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. Pre-booking is necessary.

 

Mobile or fixed seating is available for people with walking disabilities, which can be used during the tour.

 

The objects are presented in glass showcases with a low plinth.

 

Education

The entire route of the guided tours is steplessly accessible for wheelchair users.

The museum’s workshop room is steplessly accessible.

People with visual impairments and blind people

The entrances are not visually rich in contrast, but can be recognised by a tactile change of floor covering.

 

There is a tactile floor guidance system in front of the museum and in the foyer. This leads you to the ticket counter, the café counter and the lift, which takes you to the lower level to the cloakrooms and toilets, as well as to the upper level to the permanent exhibition.

 

Assistance dogs are allowed in all relevant areas/rooms.

 

The steps are not visually contrasting. The stairs have handrails on both sides.

 

Please note: After pressing the automatic door opener, the door opens outwards.

 

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition rooms on the upper floor are not brightly lit.

The exhibits themselves are well lit.

 

The information on the exhibits is mainly provided in writing and is visually rich in contrast.

 

There is some acoustic information about the exhibits and a few audio stations.

 

Education

The audio guide with audio description for an approx. 50-minute highlight tour of the key objects in the permanent exhibition is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.

 

You will find tactile key objects and hands-on stations in the various exhibition rooms.

 

There are tactile tours for blind and visually impaired visitors. Pre-booking is necessary.

People with cognitive impairment

Permanent exhibition

The audio guide in German and English for an approx. 30-minute highlight tour of the key objects in the permanent exhibition is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.

The information on the exhibits is mainly provided in writing, but not in Easy Language.

 

There is brief information 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.