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Further Architectural Highlights and Architects

Bauhaus I
Transparency and functionality characterise the architecture of the Bauhaus. The new Dessau site of this interdisciplinary training centre, founded by Walter Gropius shows quite plainly with its different wings the avant-garde perception of the Bauhaus philosophy. From his Weimar beginnings to the politically forced disbandment in
1933 in Berlin the Bauhaus school implemented its revolutionary ideas concerning architecture and modern life.

Bauhaus II
In Berlin the Bauhaus Archiv recalls the philosophy and the work of the Bauhaus and its famous members like for example Oskar Schlemmer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In Weimar the comprehensive approach of Gropius lives on in the Bauhaus University.

Karl Friedrich Schinkel
He was the greatest of German master builders in the period of promoterism. The theatre on Gendarmenmarkt square and the Old Museum on Museum Island in Berlin rank among his most outstanding achievements.

Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell
Trained in Paris and Versailles he is considered as a master of landscape gardening in the English style. He designed e,g. the English Garden in Munich and the park of Nymphenburg Castle.

Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau
Originally he was a writer but became one of the best known garden architect of the 19th century. The landscape park in Branitz, created by him is an artwork of international scope.

Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff
As supervisor for all royal constructions he created Sanssouci castle in Potsdam by order of Frederick II. Rheinsberg castle in Brandenburg as well as Charlottenburg castle in Berlin are also due to him.