• Evening atmosphere at the Weissenhofmuseum Stuttgart, © Gregor Lengler
    Evening atmosphere at the Weissenhofmuseum Stuttgart, © Gregor Lengler

2019 Bauhaus Jubilee in the Stuttgart Region

In the year 2019 the Bauhaus celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding. The Stuttgart Region has lots to offer in the way of outstanding architectural and cultural highlights in the style of New Building, Modernism and the Avant-garde! Of course they include the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site with the two Le Corbusier houses at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, one of the most famous ensembles of Modernist architecture worldwide. But there are also ballet performances, exhibitions and guided architecture tours. The Bauhaus is celebrating its jubilee, and so is Stuttgart!

Avant-garde in the Stuttgart Region

House in the Weissenhof Estate Stuttgart, © Gregor Lengler

Weissenhof Estate Stuttgart with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier House

Along with the Bauhaus in Dessau, the Weissenhof Estate is still today the world's most famous ensemble of Modernist architecture, with the two Le Corbusier houses that are now a World Cultural Heritage Site. The Estate's most exceptional building is open to the public as a museum.

Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet at the State Gallery Stuttgart, © Gregor Lengler

State Gallery Stuttgart

Stuttgart State Gallery's permanent collection boasts several examples of international Modernist art. Some of the most important works by the Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer, such as his world-famous "Triadic Ballet", are on display here, as well as works by Willi Baumeister and Ida Kerkovius.

Tagblatt Tower, © Gregor Lengler

Tagblatt Tower

Erected in 1928 in the style of New Objectivity, this was at the time of construction South Germany's tallest high-rise building and the first in Germany to be made of exposed concrete. The 61-metre-high Tagblatt Tower is still one of the city's landmarks today.

Haus auf der Alb Bad Urach, © Gregor Lengler

"Haus auf der Alb", Bad Urach

The "House on the Alb" is today a conference centre belonging to the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung (Baden-Württemberg Centre for Political Education). Built in 1929/30 by the Stuttgart architect Adolf G. Schneck, it is a rare example of unadorned, transparent and functional Modernist architecture. A small exhibition in the tower room provides information on the building's history.

Art Museum Stuttgart, © Gregor Lengler

Art Museum Stuttgart

The Art Museum Stuttgart also displays works by pioneers and artists of the Bauhaus movement from its collections, such as Adolf Hölzel and Johannes Itten. One of its special highlights is the Baumeister Archive, with works from the estate of Willi Baumeister, who was the typographer of the Werkbund exhibition at the Weissenhof Estate.