Meisterhäuser

sights / Architecture

Meisterhäuser information

Location
Dessau-Rosslau , Germany
Address
Ebertallee 63, 65-67, 69-71
More information
www.meisterhaeuser.de
Prices
admission to all houses adult/concession €7.50/5.50, tours €11.50/8.50
Opening hours
11am-6pm Tue-Sun, tours 12.30pm & 3.30pm daily, also 1.30pm Sat & Sun
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You’ll find the three remaining Meisterhäuser on leafy Ebertallee, a 15-minute walk west of the Hauptbahnhof. The leading lights of the Bauhaus movement lived together as neighbours in these white cubist structures that exemplify the Bauhaus aim of ‘design for living’ in a modern industrial world.

Originally there was a stand-alone home for Gropius, plus three duplexes, each half of which provided a living/working space for a senior staff member and his family. Gropius’ home was destroyed in WWII, along with one half of the neighbouring duplex (at the time of research both Gropius’ home and the duplex were being reconstructed using original plans). In the febrile environment of the 1920s, you could sit at home here with the Kandinskys, on furniture donated by Marcel Breuer, and with the possibility that Paul Klee or László Moholy-Nagy might drop by for tea.