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Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier Building Stuttgart

The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart marks a milestone in architectural history, featuring buildings designed by the biggest names in German architecture. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.

The Weissenhof Estate is one of the most prominent examples of the New Architecture movement, having been built in 1927 as part of a building exhibition organised by the city of Stuttgart and the German Association of Craftsmen. Here, 17 Avant-Garde architects, including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Gropius and Scharoun, designed cutting-edge solutions for living spaces. These architects' houses can be found next door to one another on the Weissenhof Estate.

The double house by Le Corbusier, one of the major architects of the 20th century, is now home to the Weissenhof Museum. The exhibition in House 1 is centred around the origins and history of the estate itself. Inside the museum, the original furnishings have been replicated on the original plot. When it comes to House 2, visitors are taken back in time, with Le Corbusier's colour scheme and some of the interior design having been recreated. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 11 am–6 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 am–6 pm

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