Access: Bauhaus Building
Access: Bauhaus Building

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation welcomes you and would like to offer all guests a self-determined, informative and eventful visit.


Bauhaus Building
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau,

Parking facilities

At the Bauhaus Building, we have a large visitor car park with a designated parking space for the disabled. Visitors with reduced mobility should use the south side of the building, also accessible from Gropiusallee.

Arrival by public transport

The main railway station in Dessau-Roßlau is only about 700 metres away from the Bauhaus Building. The platforms are equipped with lifts. To reach the Bauhaus Building, please take the west exit in the direction of Ziebigk onto Bauhausstraße. From here, follow the signs to Bauhaus Dessau.

You can reach the public transport and taxi rank via the exit in the direction of the city centre.

Bicycle garage

Use the bicycle garage next to the Bauhaus Building. It is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm from March to October. The bicycle garage has space for 38 bicycles.

In addition, three of the 15 lockers are equipped with two sockets each, which are ideal for charging your e-bike batteries. The lockers can be closed with 1-euro and 2-euro coins.

Please note: Outside of these opening hours, only overnight guests with a key can use the bicycle garage.

Please note

There is a public Bauhaus bus to connect the Bauhaus buildings.
The Dessau public transport company offers all visitors the “Bauhaus Bus, Line 10”, which connects all the Bauhaus buildings. Further information can be found here.

There is a barrier-free entrance on the south side in the souterrain of the Bauhaus Building.

There is a barrier-free toilet on the south side in the souterrain of the Bauhaus Building.

The canteen is accessible via a ramp in the auditorium.

Accessibility “Bauhaus for everyone”

The historic Bauhaus buildings are not as barrier-free as the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, which opened in 2019, due to provisions under monument law and conservation restrictions.

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau has been tested and certified with the seal of approval for accessibility in accordance with the criteria of the Reisen für Alle (Travelling for Everyone) project.

Despite this certification, however, we are still in the middle of the process of becoming a barrier-free, inclusive cultural venue for everyone.

Our visitors’ service team will be happy to advise you on all the details and plan your individual visit with you:

Visitor’s service

+49 340 6508 – 250

People with impaired mobility and wheelchair users

The visitors’ centre of the Bauhaus Dessau is located on the first floor of the historic Bauhaus Building and can only be reached through the main entrance via stairs without railings.

People with impaired mobility can use the entrance at the back of the building, which leads to the souterrain. From there, it is possible to take the historic goods lift directly to the visitors’ centre and all other floors.

The visitors’ service team will be happy to assist you personally on site (the bell is at the entrance to the souterrain; back of the Bauhaus Building).

Please let us know about your visit in advance by telephone on +49 340 6508 – 250 or by e-mail at

A wheelchair is available for loan in the Bauhaus Building.
If required, please ask the team at the visitors’ centre.

Easy-to-carry museum stools are available in the Bauhaus Building, giving you the opportunity to sit down and rest during your visit. If required, please ask the team in the visitors’ centre.


Places in the Bauhaus Building that are only accessible as part of a guided tour can be called up in the app as 360-degree panoramas.

Our guided tours of the historic buildings are currently not fully accessible.

Visually impaired and blind people

Assistance dogs may be brought into all relevant areas/rooms.

Stair treads are not visually rich in contrast. The stairs have handrails on both sides.


The audio guide with audio description in German and English for an approx. 50-minute highlight tour of the Bauhaus Building is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.

Various parts of the building and materials can be touched. You will find hands-on stations in the various rooms.

People with cognitive impairments

The audio guide in German and English plain language for an approx. 30-minute highlight tour of the Bauhaus Building is available in the Bauhaus Dessau app.

Brief information on selected exhibitions is available in plain language on the floor.