We visited Weimar last week, known for Goethe, Schiller and the Bauhaus.
The first school of the Bauhaus was located in Weimar, Germany. The Grand Ducal Saxon Art School was designed by Belgian artist, architect and interior designer Henry Van der Velde, director of the school. Walter Gropius became director of the school in 1919 and renamed it the Bauhaus. In 1925 funding was cut due to a conservative take over of the state parliament and Gropius moved the Bauhaus school to Dessau, Germany. The school was renamed Technical University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and in 1996 changed its name to Bauhaus University Weimar. It is currently a school for design, architecture and urban planning. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.
bust of Walter Gropius