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FOLKWANG MUSEUM
(presently Karl-Ernst Osthaus Museum)

*** (inside)

1901

Authors : Gérard - Van de Velde - Behrens
(inside decoration)

Address : Hochstraße 73, 58095 Hagen (map)
(near Dortmund) (phone : 02331 207 3138 and 02331 207 3131 -
Email)

Style : Jugendstil (inside decoration)

Visits : yes (admission : 5 DM)
(Tue.-Sun., from 11:00 to 18:00 ; Thu. up to 20:00)

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HOHENHOF

**

1906-08

Author : H. Van de Velde

Address : Stirnband 10, 58093 Hagen-Emst (near Dortmund) (from highway A 45, exit Hagen-Süd, direction Hagen-Emst) (map) (phone : 02331/207 3131 ou 02331/55 990)

Style : Jugendstil

Visits : yes (Tue.-Sun., 11:00-18:00) (10 DEM)

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HOCHZEITSTURM
(WEDDING TOWER) -
MATHILDENHÖHE

***

1899-1914

Authors : Olbrich et al.

Address : Europaplatz, Alexandraweg, etc., Darmstadt

Style : Secession

Comment : Artists' colony established from 1889 (poster ; posters).
The Ausstellungsgebaüde ("exhibition buildings") (Europaplatz 1) were erected in 1906-08, and the adjacent Hochzeitsturm ("wedding tower") was erected in 1908 (both have been designed by Olbrich).

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ERNST-LUDWIG HAUS

***

1900-01

Author : Olbrich

Address : Alexandraweg 26, Darmstadt (orientation : S)

Style : Secession

Visits : yes

Comment : former central building of the Darmstadt colony, recently restaurated in its original state and transformed into a museum

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BEHRENS HOUSE

*

1900-01

Author : Behrens

Address : Alexandraweg 17, Darmstadt (orientation : N) (map)

Style : Jugendstil

Visits : no

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OLBRICH HOUSE

*

1900-01

Author : Olbrich

Address : Alexandraweg 28, Darmstadt

Style : Secession

Visits : no (?)

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VILLA STUCK

** (inside)

Address : 60, Prinzregentenstr., Munich

Style : Secession

Visits : yes (phone : +49-89-45.55.51.25)

Comment : former house / workshop of Franz von Stück ; today a museum. The ground floor has been preserved in its original state.

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WEIMAR ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL
(WEIMAR BAUHAUS)

1904-05

Author : H. van de Velde

Address : Geschwister Scholl Strasse, 1-3, Weimar

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"HOHE PAPPELN" HOUSE

1907-08

Author : H. van de Velde

Address : Belvederer Allee 58, 99425 Weimar (Ehringsdorf)

Style : Arts & Crafts / Jugendstil

Visits : from 13:00 to 18:00 (16:00 in Winter) (closed on Mondays) (detailed info)

Comment : former home of H. van de Velde in Weimar ; renovated in 2001-03

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VILLA SILBERBLICK
NIETZSCHE-ARCHIV

1903

Author : H. van de Velde

Address : Humboldtstraße 36, Weimar (tel. +49-3643-545.159) (map)

Visits : yes (summer : 13:00-18:00 ; winter : 13:00-16:00 ; closed on Monday) (more info)

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ZECHE ZOLLERN

(currently WESTFALISCHES INDUSTRIEMUSEUM)

1902

Author : Bruno Möhring

Address : Westfälisches Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern II/IV - Grubenweg 5 - 44388 Dortmund (Bövinghausen, close to the railway station) - Tel. +49-231-696.148 - Fax +49-231-696.114 (contact info) (map)

Style : industrial Art Nouveau

Visits : yes (Tuesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) (info)

Comment : former power plant, converted into a museum

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ATLANTIS HOUSE

1931

Authors : B. Hötger

Address : Bremen

Style : Secession ?

Visits : ?

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BÖTTCHERSTRASSE

1926-30

Authors : B. Hötger, E. Scotland, A. Runge (commissioned by Dr. L. Roselius)

Address : Böttcherstrasse, Bremen (maps)

Style : Art Deco

Visits : yes

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FAGUS SHOE FACTORY

1910-11

Author : Walter Gropius

Address : Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG -- Hannoversche Straße 58 -- 31061 Alfeld (map)

Style : Pre-modern / Bauhaus

Visits : yes (details)

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HEBBEL THEATER

1907-08

Author : Oskar Kaufmann

Address : Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin (Kreuzberg) (map)
Tel. : 030. 25 90 040 ; Fax: 030. 25 90 04 49

Style : Secession

Web links : Official website (historical account in English)

COTTBUS STADTTHEATER

1908

Author : Bernhard Sehring

Address : Am Schillerplatz 1, 03046 Cottbus (tel. Stadthalle : 0355-75.420)

Visits : yes (Sunday, 10:00, following the tour of the old city)

Style : Secession

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EINSTEIN TOWER

1919-21

Author : Erich Mendelsohn

Address : GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Telegrafenberg, Potsdam (Germany) (map)

Style : Art Nouveau expressionism

Visits : in the summer : Guided tours through the tower, combined with an introductory lecture, are organized by the "Urania"-society, normally in German only.  Pre-registration is necessary because the number of participants is restricted. If you are interested, please contact URANIA-Verein "Wilhelm Foerster" e. V. - Brandenburger Str. 38 - 14473 Potsdam - Phone: 0331 - 29 17 41

Comments : designed to host Einstein's own astronomical laboratory (what never happened) ; renovated in 1997-99

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AEG TURBINENHALLE

1908-09 / 1939

Author : P. Behrens & al.

Address : 12-19 Huttenstr., Berlin (Tiergarten district)

Style : Pre-modern

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VILLA BUCHHEIM

1901

Author : Paul Möbius

Address : Am Langen Felde 7, 04179 Leipzig

Style : Jugendstil

Web link : Comments + pictures (in German)

VILLA ESCHE

(currently Henry van de Velde museum)

1902-03

Author : H. van de Velde

Address : Parkstraße 58, 09120 Chemnitz (Tel. 03 71 - 5 33 10 88) (Email : villaesche@ggg.de)

Visits : We, Fri, Sat and Sun from 10:00 to 18:00

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VILLA KÖRNER

1913-14

Author : H. van de Velde

Address : Beyestrasse, Chemnitz

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BAUHAUS DESSAU

1919-25

Author : W. Gropius

Address : Gropiusallee 38, D-06846 Dessau (tel. 0340-650.8251) (bus 10/11)

Style : what do you think ?

Visits : yes (from 10:00 to 17:00 or 18:00 ; guided tours available ; admission 6 DM)

Web links :

Links

German architecture pictures

Art Nouveau in Germany

Dossier sur le Bauhaus (in French)

Bauhaus buildings listed as World Heritage

Website on H. van de Velde

Comments + pictures of H. van de Veldes' works (PDF file)

European van de Velde route

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12/7/2009