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Fotoeins Friday: Weimar, Bauhaus, and UNESCO

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    • fotoeins

      I’m still amazed that a “tiny” town of 65000 people is overflowing with history and UNESCO sites. Weimar is recognized as “Classic Weimar” and as the birthplace for Bauhaus. There’s the Goethehaus, Schillerhaus, Fürstengruft, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Deutsches Nationaltheater, Park an der Ilm, Bauhaus-Universität, etc. Two days were not enough; I have to go back! 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      It’s a pretty town with a lot of cultural history. Weimar passes “under the radar” for many people (including many Germans, I suspect), despite the city’s importance to modern-day Germany. Go visit Weimar with your family! 🙂

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      I also wonder why so many Germans don’t even know about the beauty of this city but well, lots gets forgotten over time 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      I think it’s because EF and WE are very much at the geographical centre of the country, they’re not the big 5 cities, and on the train, people are usually on their way elsewhere. This is precisely why I’ve wanted to visit the area for some time. And yes, lots become forgotten over time …

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      Another problem in Germany itself is that much of the history of those cities are beign taught later on after grade 10/11, so when you are on high school level and many don’t reach that level, at least 10 years ago

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    • fotoeins

      Timo, I hadn’t thought of that, or the fact that some are streamed onto different educational tracks, and that it’s possible some might not even get to learn about Bauhaus and why it’s important to 20th-century Germany.

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      I am not 100% sure if it’s still holding true but I learned about Bauhaus during high school years. Surely the average German heard about Bauhaus but they most likely do not know the history of it and what it meant for human kind thus far. After all, until at least I was still in the high school age less than 1/5 reached high school level.

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    • fotoeins

      For me, the big thing that’s entirely remarkable is that we have Bauhaus to thank for just about everything we use everyday in our homes, and that Bauhaus isn’t all that old. “Form over function,” indeed 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Yes! The two key buildings at Bauhaus Universität (as well as the new library) in Weimar are simply outstanding. I now have to visit Dessau, and the Bauhaus sites in Berlin. 😉

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      Dessau is also one place I am still missing. Remember it from the history books with the original pictures from back then 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Thank you for your kind compliment! 🙂 Think of what we take for granted today in terms of 20th-century (and beyond) architecture, modern design, inside and outside the home: a lot of it comes from the Bauhaus movement, even the simple chair you’re sitting, and the table upon which your computer, tablet, or notebook computer sits. The word “Bauhaus” means “build house” and it was a statement by people in the early 20th-century against the highly decorative and ornamental nature of architecture and design. Thanks again for reading and for your comment!

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  1. Nancie

    Love the symmetry, and like Michelle was familiar with the term Bauhaus, but knew nothing about it. Thanks for the lesson 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Nancie. I guess I may have to write a post about Bauhaus, at least in Weimar. 🙂 Thanks again for your kind comment!

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