UNESCO-World Heritage Day

“the tree and plant growth weaving in between the volumes of the buildings, opening and closing the view, ensures soothing contrast, loosens up and enlivens the schema, communicates between architecture and human being, and creates tensions and scale.” (Walter Gropius, 1930)

The houses for the Bauhaus masters built in 1925 – 1926 according to plans by Walter Gropius in a pine forest not far from the Bauhaus Building stand programmatically for the ideas of the Bauhaus movement: Their cubic volumes open up to the outdoors with generous windows, balconies, and terraces, and with their white-plastered walls they contrast with their surroundings, which were left largely natural. In this interplay, the exterior and the architecture are inseparably connected. This event shows how architecture and nature communicate here and what that means for the present maintenance and preservation of the houses and their grounds.


Opening of “Gracious Hosts”

Sat, 1. Jun 2024, 11 am
Muche/Schlemmer House

Free admission,
Tickets available in the Gropius House


Tours, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Tours always begin at half past the hour (last tour at 4:30 pm)


Children’s Outdoor Programme


Food and drink at the Trinkhalle,
Ebertallee 59, 06846 Dessau, Germany