Törten Estate (Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer 1926-28) – Information for visitors

Die Bauhaussiedlung Dessau–Törten von Walter Gropius

With the Törten Estate Walter Gropius designed a prototype of modern living. Here the dictum "people's needs instead of luxury needs" has become manifest in actual buildings – an ongoing success story whose houses are much sought-after even today. Further information on Törten Estate here.

Doppelreihe (1st construction phase 1926)
Damaschkestraße (2nd construction phase 1927)
Nordweg, Kleinring, Mittelring, In der Flanke, Am Dreieck (3rd construction phase 1928)
06849 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Visitors' Center Konsum building 

Walter Gropius' Konsum building is used as a visitors' center, providing a permanent exhibition and further information on the Törten Estate.

  • Opening: Tuesday - Sunday; 11am - 3.30pm
  • Winter time: December and January closed!
  • Adress: 
    Konsum building (Walter Gropius, 1928)
    Am Dreieck 1, 06849 Dessau-Roßlau

G U I D E D   T O U R S (in German)

The guided tour starts at the Konsum Building with an exhibition of the settlements’ history, bypasses different house types and shows a sample flat within the balcony access houses. A special highlight is Haus Anton, the only building which has been completely preserved in its original state. The tour takes approximately one hour.

  • Date: Tue to Sun at 3.30 pm
  • Am Dreieck 1, 06849 Dessau-Roßlau