Haus Hohe Pappeln
Haus Hohe Pappeln information
Belgian art nouveau architect, designer and painter, Henry van de Velde is considered a pioneer of modernity. In 1902 he founded the arts and crafts seminar in Weimar that Walter Gropius later developed into the Bauhaus. For nine years, starting in 1908, van de Velde and his family lived in this house, which looks a bit like a ship on its side and features natural stone, stylised chimneys, loggias and oversized windows. One floor is open for touring and includes furniture that van de Velde designed for a local family. There’s also a cluster of splendidly restored art nouveau buildings (though not by van de Velde) on Cranachstrasse, Gutenbergstrasse and Humboldtstrasse, just west of the Historischer Friedhof. To get to Haus Hohe Pappeln, take bus 1 or 12 to Papiergraben.