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Architecture Bauhaus Walter Gropius World Heritage Sites

Konsum building (1928)

Konsum building (1928) in Dessau-Roßlau

The day was already dawning when I reached the Konsum building. This was built in 1928 to plans by Walter Gropius. Its unusual height and its function as a department store made it a focal point of the Törten Housing Estate. The attached low-rise building with the shop floor is not visible in this photo.

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Bauhaus World Heritage Sites

Bauhaus building Dessau

Bauhaus building in Dessau-Roßlau

The Bauhaus building Dessau was built in the years 1925 – 1926 to plans by Walter Gropius. It served as a school building for the Bauhaus art, design and architecture school. Since 1996 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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World Heritage Sites

Seven Pillars in Dessau-Roßlau

Seven pillars in Dessau-Roßlau

The “Seven Pillars” (Sieben Säulen) represent an artificial Roman ruin in Georgium. Thus, an English-style landscape park in Dessau-Roßlau is called. Together with the Wörlitzer Park, this forms the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz”. The name of the building raises a question: why does it have eight pillars?

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Bauhaus World Heritage Sites

ADGB Trade Union School

View of the dining hall at the school

In the years 1928-1930, the federal school of the ADGB Trade Union was established in Bernau bei Berlin. The architects were Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer. The building is considered a significant example of Bauhaus architecture.

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Bauhaus World Heritage Sites

Bauhaus Archive in Berlin

Bauhaus archive in Berlin

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin was built in 1979. Since then, it has collected literature, documents and works related to the Bauhaus. The founder of the Bauhaus Walter Gropius participated in the design. The characteristic shed roofs go back to his plans.

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Palaces World Heritage Sites

Falkenlust hunting lodge

Schloss Falkenlust in Brühl, Germany

Jagdschloss Falkenlust is a hunting lodge in Brühl. Together with Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) and the park grounds, Falkenlust hunting lodge forms an ensemble. In 1984 this ensemble has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Palaces World Heritage Sites

Augustusburg Palace in Brühl

Schloss Augustusburg in Brühl, Germany

Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) was built in Brühl in the 18th century. Jagdschloss Falkenlust and Schloss Augustusburg form an ensemble and, together with the castle grounds, have been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1984.

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World Heritage Sites

Saale-Unstrut valley for World Heritage Site

Poster for nomination of Saale-Unstrut valley as UNESCO World Heritage Site

A poster promoting the nomination of the Saale-Unstrut valley for UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several posters displaying local personalities as well as examples of the cultural gems in this region. At the depicted poster found in Naumburg (Saale) you can see Reglindis, one of twelve donator portraits inside Naumburg Cathedral.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe World Heritage Sites

Goethe National Museum in Weimar

Former main entrance of Goethe's home in Weimar, Germany

This door was the former main entrance of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s home in Weimar. Today the building houses the Goethe National Museum and is part of the World Cultural Heritage Site ‘Classical Weimar’.

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Bauhaus Henry van de Velde Universities World Heritage Sites

Bauhaus University in Weimar

Main building of the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany

The main building Bauhaus University was designed by Henry van de Velde to house the studios of the sculptors at the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School. The edifice is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau’.

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Sundials World Heritage Sites

Sundial in Hallstatt

Sundial at the Hallstatt Museum in Hallstatt, Austria

Sundial seen at the walls of Museum Hallstatt located in Hallstatt, a world heritage site in Austria. The museum presents the 2nd largest collection of pieces related to the Iron Age Hallstatt culture in Austria.

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Churches Sculptures World Heritage Sites

Crucifix at Collegiate Church in Quedlinburg

Crucifix by Thomas Leu in Collegiate Church of Quedlinburg

In 2006 there was a need for a new crucifix inside the St. Servatius Collegiate Church of Quedlinburg Abbey. An artist from Halle, Mr. Thomas Leu, was chosen to create this crucifix made of aluminium.