Extra-Tour BERLIN OF THE TWENTIES

The Bauhaus is known all over the world and is regarded as the most influential school of the 20th century in the field of architecture, art and design. In addition to buildings by well-known Bauhausers such as Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Berlin also features buildings from Mendelsohn and Taut, showing a more complex picture of classical modernism. In the twenties, a lesser known, broad spectrum of significant buildings of classical modernism emerged here, with curved forms and expressionist colors.

 

The North-West - From Expressionism to the Unité

Haus am Rupenhorn (Wassili and Hans Luckhardt with Alfons Anker), Haus des Rundfunks (Hans Poelzig), Großsiedlung Siemensstadt (Ringsiedlung, u. a. Hans Scharoun, Walter Gropius, Fred Forbat, Hugo Häring), Unité d‘Habitation (1957, Le Corbusier)

 

In the South-East - From large urban projects to rural settlements

IG-Metall-Haus (Erich Mendelsohn), Haus der Buchdrucker (Max Taut), Ullstein Druckhaus (Eugen G. Schmohl), Tempelhof Airport, Hufeisensiedlung (Bruno Taut)

 

Half-day tour, duration approx. 3-4 h

Viable also as a combined day tour, duration approx. 8 hours