The Bauhaus at 100.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the legendary German art school that sought to replace the fussiness of Victoriana and the formalism of Edwardian aesthetics with clean-lined, functionalism—in architecture as well as design. On a one-time-only Hosted Journey to Berlin in November 2019, we take a close look at the Bauhaus, its importance, and its influence on subsequent architects. And while we’re there, we also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Bauhaus existed in three German cities: Weimar, Dessau, and, finally, Berlin from 1932 to 1933. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the last head of the school, was forced by the Nazis into closing, but that didn’t stop this movement from its immense impact on architecture and design going forward.

In a recent Chicago Tribune article, architecture critic Blair Kamin explains.

“The smooth-skinned, glass-walled buildings of the Bauhaus, and the dazzling objects created within them, are now as much a part of history as any Iconic column or Gothic flying buttress. They were expressions of their time, not just its technology or its materials, but its spirit—the desire to remake the world after the unprecedented carnage of World War I.”

On Crusoe’s upcoming Hosted Journey, we rely on two amazing hosts, R. Crusoe’s great friends and natives of Berlin, to “get inside” this dynamic city—past, present, and future. Among our visits is time in the Bauhaus Museum, after which we view some of the city’s finest Bauhaus architecture. We also experience contemporary architecture from the world’s “starchitects,” many of them influenced by the Bauhaus school.

For information on this Hosted Journey, or to book, contact Rebecca Surles at or call 888-490-8015. Don’t delay. This journey is sure to fill up fast.

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