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The Visitor Center

The newly built Visitor Center for the Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bernau was opened on February 11, 2022. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the former ADGB Trade Union School, which was designed and built in 1928-1930 under the then Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer, the architect Hans Wittwer and with the participation of all Bauhaus workshops for the General German Trade Union Federation (ADGB). To the right of the Bauhaus school building are the Teachers' Houses. They were also designed by the Bauhaus as housing for the permanent teachers and other workers (gardeners, administrators, helpers) of the Trade Union School. The association baudenkmal bundesschule bernau has its headquarters in house no. 9. Already since 1990, it is concerned with the preservation of the Bernau Bauhaus buildings and shows today temporary exhibitions in its rooms. Since 2017, the Trade Union School and the teachers' houses have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "The Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau." Trade Union School and Teachers' Houses are inhabited buildings and can therefore only be visited as part of our guided tours. We ask for your understanding!

Barrier-free access

Access, exhibition and restrooms in the Visitor Center are barrier-free. We are currently working on making even more changes for you to make your visit with us as pleasant as possible. Our guided tours of the historic buildings are currently not completely barrier-free. Please let us know in advance by phone (+49 (0)3338 706 78 79) or by mail (bauhaus@best-bernau.de) if you are not walking well or are similarly compromised. This way our guides can prepare for your visit in the best possible way.


In our shop you will find an extensive selection of literature on the Bauhaus and UNESCO World Heritage as well as postcards, Bauhaus merchandise and much more for young and old. All items can also be easily delivered to your home!
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We offer information and knowledge transfer about the former ADGB Trade Union School and today's UNESCO World Heritage Bauhaus. Our guided tours start at the Visitor Center and must be booked in advance online in our ticket store, by phone or directly on site at the ticket office. In addition, we offer thematic special tours. Children, young people and school classes are very welcome! We have put together a wide selection of workshops for you. > > > Click here for our workshop offers


We invite you to visit our rooms to learn about the eventful and moving history of the construction and use of the Trade Union School, to find out more about the architects and Bauhaus students involved in its construction, and to get to know selected pieces of furniture from the original furnishings. The total of 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Culture in Germany and the goals of UNESCO are also the subject of our permanent exhibition.


At the Visitor Center you can enjoy coffee specialties with coffee from the Waldstadtrösterei in Eberswalde on site or to take away. In addition to a selection of teas, we also have various types of Ostmost Schorle from Berlin-Marzahn and water on offer for you. For the small appetite in between, there are small snacks in the form of oat bars and the like. During the warm season our terrace invites you to linger. During the cooler season you can make yourself comfortable in our lounge chairs in the entrance hall.


You are welcome to rent the premises of the Visitor Center Bernau for your non-private event. The diverse exhibition program, the quiet location in the countryside and the impressive buildings of the former Trade Union School right outside the door make the Visitor Center Bernau a unique venue for events such as workshops, conferences, lecture series, film screenings or readings. Send us your request to bauhaus@best-bernau.de.

Visitor Center Bernau
Exhibition and reception
Reception desk
Lockers and coffee niche
Architectural model
Aisle to the restrooms