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Workshops for school classes and groups

Join us at the Bernau Visitor Center and explore the Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage Site with your school class, group or after-school program!

We offer a wide range of workshops that can be customized according to age, needs and pedagogical orientation. The workshops can be freely combined for all age groups. Put together your own walking day program, depending on how much time you have and which workshops match the interests of your class! We provide professional guidance and accompaniment, in addition to the accompanying teachers.

The workshops are each designed for a group size of max. 8 to 10 people. Please choose several workshops according to your group size, which will take place parallel to each other. If you are unsure or need advice, we are available by phone or email during our opening hours. We will be happy to help you put together the perfect walking day for you! Our prices are calculated per participant.

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UNESCO-Welterbe Bauhaus
Besucherzentrum Bernau

Hans-Wittwer-Straße 1
16321 Bernau bei Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)3338 706 78 79
Mail: bauhaus@best-bernau.de

Workshops starting from 5 years

Bauhaus typography

At the Bauhaus, a simplified form of writing was developed from the basic shapes (circle, triangle, square) in addition to objects and buildings. With the help of stencils and special paper, we will design our names in this workshop. The children do not necessarily have to be able to write their own names yet.

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 2 EUR per person

Party with Bauhaus dolls

At the Bauhaus, in addition to work, there was one thing above all: celebrating! And under crazy mottos like "Metallic Feast", "White Feast" and "Dipped, Thrown, Striped". So in this workshop, we'll make crazy party outfits out of paper, feathers, glitter stones and other materials and dress them up like the Bauhaus people who designed the Bundesschule in Bernau.
Duration: approx. 1 hr.
Price: 3 EUR per person

Workshops starting from 7 years

Bauhaus Rally at the World Heritage

In our Bauhaus rally we send your class divided into 3 to 4 groups with questions around the former ADGB Trade Union School. Afterwards, all groups meet again in the visitor center and the solution set is put together. Now the children/young people have got an impression about the buildings and have dealt with the history.

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 2 EUR per person

The Trade Union School made of Lego

In the Lego workshop, we work according to the "Coop principle" in the spirit of the architect of the Trade Union School, the Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer. "Coop" comes from "cooperation" and means "working together". In the visitor center, we look at the architectural model of the Trade Union School and the Teachers' Houses. What has changed since they were built in 1930? And then we build!

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 2 EUR per person

Workshops starting from 10 years

Bauhaus jewelry based on Anni Albers

In her diploma thesis at the Bauhaus, Anni Albers developed a wall hanging fabric for the auditorium of the Trade Union School in Bernau. A masterpiece in its own right! Sound-absorbing from one side, light-reflecting from the other. It was to become her ticket to the U.S. to escape imminent danger from the Nazis as a Jew. Inspired by indigenous jewelry from Peru and Mexico, she designed a collection there using the simplest of household items such as washers and ribbon. In this workshop we will design our own jewelry based on Anni Albers' creations.

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 4 EUR per person

Photo safari - Looking for letters on the World Heritage

In our photo safari, we take you to the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Bauhaus in Bernau! Using tablets, we will photograph letters that can only be discovered in the buildings on the campus if you look closely. The bicycle stands remind you of an M? Photograph them! There's an X in the window? Take a picture! At the end, we will compile your discoveries in a PowerPoint presentation that you can later publish on your school homepage. We are curious to see if you can find all the letters of the alphabet!

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 3 EUR per person

Workshops starting from 12 years

Escape Room boxes

With our Escape Room boxes, which are spread across the Bauhaus campus, you can work out facts about the Bauhaus and the history of the former Trade Union School for yourself. Each box contains a riddle that must be solved. The solution is the code to the next lock. This workshop offer is only available during the warm season (April to October) and can only be used by a maximum of 8 people at a time.

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 3 EUR per person

Mit unseren Escape-Room-Boxen, die quer über den Bauhaus Campus verteilt liegen, könnt Ihr Euch selbst Fakten zum Bauhaus und zur Geschichte der ehemaligen Bundesschule erarbeiten. Jede Box beinhaltet ein Rätsel, das gelöst werden muss. Die Lösung ist der Code zum nächsten Schloss. Dieses Workshop-Angebot ist nur in der warmen Jahreszeit (April bis Oktober) durchführbar und kann nur von maximal 8 Personen auf einmal genutzt werden.

Dauer: ca.1 Std.
Preis: 3 EUR pro Person

Offers starting from 16 years

Guided tours

We offer guided tours of the Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bernau for secondary school classes on request. Special tours on the topics "The Trade Union School under National Socialism" and "Georg Waterstradt and the Extension Buildings of the Trade Union School" are also possible. Alternatively, we offer guided tours through the permanent exhibition of the visitor center on the eventful and moving history of the construction and use of the Bauhaus complex. Included is a walk around the grounds and a visit to one of the Teachers' Houses.

Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: 3 EUR per person

Film screening

"How do we live healthily and economically?", part 1-4
In the silent film series "How do we live healthy and economically?" (1926–28) Humboldtfilm dealt with the following topics in four parts: 1. living and working situation of people in the 1920s, 2. buildings of modernism, which fundamentally rethought the concept of living, 3. functionality and modern beauty of Haus Gropius in Dessau and 4. the newly opened Bauhaus building in Dessau (1926). In our "cinema" you can watch all parts of the documentary on our screen.

Duration: approx. 1 hour
Cost: 3 EUR per person