The house "Hohe Pappeln" is the former residence Henry van de Veldes.

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Haus Hohe Pappeln


Henry van de Velde is considered one of the most universal Bauhaus artists! Structures such as the Kunstgewerbeschule Weimar were implemented according to his designs. And he is thought so, even though he was an autodidact as an architect.

The Haus Hohe Pappeln in Belvederer Allee 58, on the outskirts of Weimar, he had built as a privately used Art Nouveau country house. He left nothing to chance: everything was planned down to the smallest detail according to his ideas - from the architecture to the furniture to art objects and paintings.

The Haus Hohe Pappeln is a prime example of the typical functional design language van de Veldes! It is particularly recognizable in the Beletage with salon, dining room, study and living hall. You should absolutely look at the garden around the house: Here, too, everything is well thought out - he assigned a different area to each facade.

Facing the road was a rural ornamental garden with fruit trees, to the south side an inviting open space with fountain and the garden was oriented to the west. Did you know that until  the family emigrated during World War I, numerous artists met at the Haus Hohe Pappeln and came and went here? Among them were well-known personalities such as Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Dehmel and Edvard Munch.

But what actually led to the Belgian van de Velde to come to Weimar in Thuringia? - He was called to the Thuringian city on the Ilm in 1902 by the Weimar Grand Duke as a designer. The goal: The product culture of the craftworkers should be reformed.

His first achievements were groundbreaking and the Kunstgewerbeschule, which he directed, became the nucleus for the founding of the "Bauhaus" under Walter Gropius.

You are welcome to visit other museums of the Klassik Stiftung and the cultural pearls of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in Weimar, including the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, the Goethe National Museum or Schiller's Residence. The park on the Ilm with Goethe's garden house invites you to stroll and linger.

25 March to 27 October Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm
Please note, the museum will be closed from 11.09.18 to 16.09.18.

Address Haus Hohe Pappeln, Belvederer Allee 58, 99425 Weimar
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