Aula in the Bauhaus Dessau
Kurt Weill Centre / Haus Feininger
The Weill siblings Hanns, Nathan, Kurt (in front), Ruth
Kurt Weill's birthplace
at Leipziger Straße 59.
In 1967 the house was torn down.
Johannbau, in the background you see the towers of the Marienkirche and the Town Hall
Kurt Weill Centre / House Feininger
The Old Synagogue of Dessau was destroyed in the Reichskristallnacht in November 1938.
The town Dessau-Rosslau is always worth a visit. Dessau-Roßlau and the surrounding area is a wonderful destination for lovers of culture and nature. The history of Dessau is connected with many great personalities. Kurt Weill, Wilhelm Müller and Moses Mendelssohn were born here. Enjoy the beauty of the country and the cultural wealth.
The wonderfully vivid music of Weill and the rich associative imagery of Brecht's dramas have inspired André Bednarczik to explore their scenic potential in order to create artworks of impressive plastic figuration.
Night of Magic and
This guided tour retraces the footsteps of the Dessau poet Wilhelm Müller as well as the stages that were important for the young Kurt Weill. Müller's Winterreise (A Winter's Journey) is set against the music, places and impulses of the budding composer.
November Group Berlin 1918-2018
Symposium at the Meisterhaus Feininger
Founded in December 1918 in Berlin, the November Group brought together a fascinating mix of representatives from a wide variety of artistic genres such as the fine arts, music, architecture, literature and dance. Until 1933 the group was involved in numerous groundbreaking activities. Today their common goal can perhaps best be described as the social transformation of early 20th century art to reflect the circumstances of the post-WW I period as well as the Weimar Republic.
As artists, the November Group were intent on reorganizing the world and wished to take part in decisions about (cultural-) politics. Such aims were accompanied by the desire to enhance art through a consideration of political and cultural realities.
Enlightenment meets modernity
Moses Mendelssohn Centre, Bauhaus estate of Törten
"This is our human destiny: To recognise truth, to love beauty, to do good, to achieve one's best." The quote is from Moses Mendelssohn, a Dessau-born Jew who was one of the most influential German-speaking writers and philosophers of his time. His ideals of enlightenment, reason, tolerance and cultural dialogue have never lost their contemporary relevance. Founded in 1993, the Moses Mendelssohn Society of Dessau is dedicated to the research and appreciation of Mendelssohn's lifework and his impact in German-Jewish history. The Society publishes its own series of pamphlets and maintains permanent exhibitions on Mendelssohn as well as the regional history of Jewish life in Anhalt.