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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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Villa Esche Chemnitz

09120 Chemnitz

The art nouveau villa with park was designed in 1903 by Henry van de Velde as a total work of art for Herbert Esche.

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Rundling Housing Development in Leipzig

04297 Leipzig

As one of the most inventive residential complexes in the style of New Objectivity, the so-called Rundling in Leipzig impresses especially from the air.

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Bauhaus and Modernism in Saxony