The Bauhaus Dessau is accessible to everyone. But the dictates of heritage conservation mean that the historic Bauhaus Buildings, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, are less accessible than 21st century buildings. Our visitor service will be happy to provide you with the full details and to help you plan your visit.

Contact our visitor service by e-mail at or by phone +49-340-6508-251.

Historic Bauhaus Building

Barrier-free access
The visitor centre at the Bauhaus Dessau is situated on the mezzanine floor of the Bauhaus Building and can only be reached via the main entrance by stairs without railings. Persons with limited mobility are requested to use the entrance at the rear of the building, which leads to the souterrain. From there it is possible to take the historic freight lift directly to the visitor centre and all other floors. 

#Restoration Work
Due to the restoration work, some parts of the Bauhaus Building are temporarily inaccessible via the freight lift. As a result, persons with limited mobility will unfortunately not be able to take part in the guided tours and will only be able to visit parts of the Bauhaus Building. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The visitor service is happy to help you personally on site – bell at the entrance to the souterrain (rear of the Bauhaus Building). Please register your visit in advance by phone at +49-340-6508-251 or by e-mail at
On site, please contact the visitor centre to register your visit to the Masters’ Houses. Please use the bell in front of the Gropius House.

Wheelchair available
A wheelchair is available in the Bauhaus Building.
If required, please ask the team in the visitor centre.

Seating / museum stools
Lightweight portable stools are available in the Bauhaus Building and the Masters’ Houses. You are welcome to use these during your visit to sit down and rest. If you should require one, please ask the team in the visitor centre.

Bauhaus Dessau audio
There is also a free App that provides information for all Bauhaus Buildings in Dessau.

A barrier-free toilet is located in the souterrain in the souterrain of the Bauhaus Building.

First Aid
Not far away there is a hospital with emergency consulting hours.
The visitor centre is equipped with a First Aid Kit.

The café-bistro in the Bauhaus can be reached barrier-free from the south side of the Bauhaus Building.
The canteen is accessible barrier-free via a ramp in the auditorium.

Parking facilities
At the Bauhaus Building itself we have a large visitors’ car park with a signposted disabled parking space. Visitors with limited mobility should use the south side of the building, which is also easily accessible from the Gropiusallee.

Arrival by public transport
The main railway station in Dessau-Roßlau is just about 700 metres away from the Bauhaus Dessau. The platforms are equipped with lifts. To reach the Bauhaus Building, please take the west exit towards Ziebigk into the Bauhausstraße. From here, follow the signs to the Bauhaus Dessau.
To reach the public transport and the taxi rank, take the exit towards city centre.

Bauhaus Museum Dessau 

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is completely barrier-free.
You can also contact us at any time for further assistance.

In order to protect the objects, unfortunately no prams are allowed in the Versuchsstätte Bauhaus exhibition. However, buggies can be borrowed on site.

Parking facilities

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

Arrival by public transport

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

Masters’ Houses

Please note:
The lift in Haus Gropius cannot be operated at the moment for technical reasons. We are working on a solution and apologise for any inconvenience.

Barrier-free access
The access to the New Masters’ Houses (Haus Gropius and Haus Feininger) is barrier-free, both houses have freight lifts. There is a barrier-free toilet in the Moholy-Nagy House.

The access to the historic Masters’ Houses is not barrier-free, because there is a step at the entrances. Unfortunately, the access to the upper floor is not barrier-free.

Seating / museum stools
Easy-to-carry museum stools are available in the Bauhaus Building and in the Masters’ Houses to enable you to sit down and rest during your visit. Please ask the team at the visitor centre directly, if you need them.

Parking facilities
The ensemble of the Masters’ Houses is located in Ebertallee, public parking is available on the opposite side of the street.

Dessau-Törten Housing Estate

Barrier-free access
The Dessau-Törten Housing Estate is barrier-free.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to visit the interior of the buildings without barriers.

The Dessau-Törten Housing Estate has public parking spaces directly in front of the Konsum Building.

General information

Orientation in the buildings
For a generally comprehensible orientation in the Bauhaus buildings, you can obtain the handy information booklet Welcome to the Bauhaus Dessau in the visitor centre and in the ticket area.

Guided tours
There are daily guided tours of all Bauhaus Buildings. If you would like to participate in a regular guided tour and need special support, please contact our staff or our guides directly or contact our visitor service in advance. We are happy to help and will adapt to your needs as far as possible.

Our visitor service naturally also offers group guided tours for visitors with special needs.

For further information, please call +49-340-6508-251
or send an e-mail to

Guide dogs
Access with guide and assistance dogs is of course possible in all the Bauhaus Buildings.

Public Bauhaus bus to connect the Bauhaus Buildings
The Dessau public transport company offers all visitors a “Bauhaus Bus, Line 10”, which connects all Bauhaus Buildings. You can find further information here