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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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Cultural and Event Location

Konsumzentrale (Consumer Cooperative Headquarters) in Leipzig-Plagwitz

04229 Leipzig

The consumer cooperative headquarters in Leipzig-Plagwitz is one of the most beautiful brick buildings of modernist architecture.

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Kraftwerk Mitte Dresden

01067 Dresden

The impressive industrial monument covered with red brick today inspires as an event location and venue.

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Church / Monastery, Cultural and Event Location

Chemnitz Kreuzkirche (Cross Church)

09112 Chemnitz

Otto Bartning, one of the most interesting church builders of the 20th century, created with the Cross Church in Chemnitz an icon of modernism.

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Museum

Chemnitz Art Collections am Theaterplatz

09111 Chemnitz

Paintings by artists such as Friedrich or Baselitz, sculptures by Degas or Cragg, graphics by Dürer or Serra, focus on Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

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KunstWandelhalle Bad Elster

08645 Bad Elster

Throughout the year, the Kunstwandelhalle Bad Elster offers exhibitions and numerous events in the midst of the historic spa gardens.

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Chemnitz State Directorate

09120 Chemnitz

Built in the style of the "New Objectivity", office machines used to be manufactured at this multi-storey production and assembly site.

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Museum Gunzenhauser - Chemnitz Art Collections

09112 Chemnitz

The Museum Gunzenhauser the shows one of the biggest private collections and the world's most comprehensive bundle of papers by Otto Dix.

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Museum Marianne Brandt House

09112 Chemnitz

As a prominent representative of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus, Marianne Brandt is honored with her own museum in her native town of Chemnitz.

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Water Park

Chemnitz Public Baths

09111 Chemnitz

Designed by Fred Otto in the Bauhaus style, the public bath in Chemnitz was one of the largest and most modern indoor swimming pools in Europe.

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Stern Garage Chemnitz

09112 Chemnitz

As one of the first German multi-storey car parks in modern reinforced-concrete design, the Stern Garages Chemnitz relieved the parking problems of the past.

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Loading facility of the “Vereinigte Glaswerke” in Weißwasser

02943 Weißwasser

Ernst Neufert expressed his ideas of rationality and standardization in the Neufert-Bau.

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Church / Monastery, Cultural and Event Location

Leipzig Versöhnungskirche (Church of Reconciliation)

04157 Leipzig

With the Leipzig Church of Reconciliation, Hans Heinrich Grotjahn created an outstanding building of modern sacral architecture.

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Bauhaus and Modernism in Saxony