The German chancellor was in the eastern town of Dessau to open the new Bauhaus Museum, marking the 100th anniversary of the school's foundation. The surprisingly eclectic Bauhaus style shaped the 20th century.
Angela Merkel was in the small eastern German town of Dessau on Sunday morning to open the brand new Bauhaus Museum, marking the 100th anniversary of the movement that shaped 20th-century art, design and architecture.
The German chancellor said it was a "wonderful thing" that the new museum's comprehensive exhibit would show the many achievements of the Bauhaus school, from art and architecture to household objects.
"We can feel the fascination of the Bauhaus project," she told an audience of around 400 people, before saying she hoped that the Bauhaus Museum would "maintain the special spirit of the Bauhaus foundation." Read more