• Schocken Department Store in Chemnitz
Schocken Department Store in Chemnitz Deutsches Hygiene Museum DresdenWindow by Josef Albers in the Leipzig Grassi Museum The Schminke House in Löbau Hellerau Festival Hall in DresdenKonrad Wachsmann House in NieskyVilla Esche in Chemnitz

Bauhaus and Modernism

With more than 1,000 years of cultural history, Saxony, like almost no other German federal state, offers the whole range of architectural history – from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque to Art Nouveau and “Neues Bauen” (the New Building). Aside from art and music, it is this rich variety of architecture that shapes Saxony as cultural destination no. 1 in Germany. Though it might not be that obvious at first glance: Those who explore Saxony with an eye for the Bauhaus heritage and classical modernist architecture will notice many a peculiarity from one millennium of Saxon architectural history. Follow us and discover the icons of classical modernist architecture.

Icons of modernist architecture

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Meissen Station

01662 Meißen

The monumental Meissen train station is an outstanding building of the New Objectivity.

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Cultural and Event Location, Museum

DAStietz Chemnitz

09111 Chemnitz

Representative patios, mirrored surfaces and atmospheric lighting – Shopping in the family-owned department store Tietz was pure pleasure.

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DEUTSCHES HYGIENE-MUSEUM Dresden (THE HUMAN ADVENTURE)

01069 Dresden

The Deutsches Hygiene Museum is a public forum for current issues arising from the revolutions in science, culture and politics that are reshaping our society.

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Weißwasser Glass Museum

02943 Weißwasser

In a former villa of an entrepreneur in Weisswasser, the history of the former European center of the glass industry is illustrated.

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GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts

04103 Leipzig

The museum is one of Europe's leading museums of design. The strictly geometrically arranged windows are architectural masterpieces.

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Schminke House

02708 Löbau

Revolutionary architecture in the east of Saxony: Monument of Modernism, built by Hans Scharoun in 1933.

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HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts in Dresden Hellerau

01109 Dresden Hellerau

The Festival Hall Hellerau in Dresden with the European Centre for the Arts is a place of modern age.

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Hotel Chemnitzer Hof

09111 Chemnitz

Classical Bauhaus style elements transform an overnight stay in the 4-star Superior Hotel Chemnitzer Hof into an exclusive experience.

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Kaßberg Chemnitz

09112 Chemnitz

As one of the largest Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau districts in Germany, the Kaßberg thrills architacture lovers.

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Catholic Parish Church in Niesky

02906 Niesky

A church of prefabricated components? In Niesky you can admire the experimental timber construction in the Catholic parish church.

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Schocken Department Store Chemnitz

09111 Chemnitz

Across the borders of Saxony, the former department store Schocken exudes a special attraction as an important building of classical modernism.

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Konrad Wachsmann House Niesky

02906 Niesky

Niesky was the center of the wooden prefabricated house construction. The former Director's House and other prefabricated houses are evidence of this success.

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Bauhaus and Modernism in Saxony