Virtual Bauhaus

Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive Exhibition © Goethe-Institut Boston

Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive exhibition

Now available free of change!

On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the Goethe-Institut presents Virtual Bauhaus, an exhibition on the German school of art and design using innovative Virtual Reality technology.

Virtual Bauhaus offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, transporting them into the architectural space of the iconic Bauhaus Dessau building, which was constructed in 1925–26 according to designs by the school’s first director, Walter Gropius, as it existed in the 1920s. Through this immersive environment, visitors explore the school’s central ideas through encounters with its architectural interior.

Construct a material study in the workshop room – Explore the dormitories where students lived and worked – Engage with an experimental performance in the stage workshop – Ascend the building’s iconic staircase which played host to photo-ops, drawing courses, and the school’s infamous parties.

In the spirit of the Bauhaus, Virtual Bauhaus uses cutting edge technology to initiate new horizons and offers the possibility for cost-effective reproduction and an interactive experience. The exhibition’s goal is not only to provide visitors worldwide a chance to experience the Bauhaus first-hand, but also to convey through a contemporary medium the lasting relevance of one of Germany’s most important cultural legacies.

Accessible to a wide-ranging audience, including those with no prior experience using virtual-reality technology, the exhibition is now available free of charge. As an exhibition, Virtual Bauhaus will tour the US and Canada during the centennial Bauhaus year as part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19.

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Virtual Bauhaus was created by the Goethe-Institut Boston in collaboration with Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln.
Presented in North America as part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 – an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). More information at