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The Schminke House

This house, built in 1933 by the German architect Hans Scharoun, is today one of the most outstanding 20th Century houses in the world. It was built for Fritz Schminke, the owner of a noodle factory, and features a number of highly practical details precisely crafted to suit the lifestyle of his family of six. The design of the structure is reminiscent of a ship, which is why the people of Löbau call it Nudeldampfer - »the noodle steamer«. The Schminke family left Löbau for the West-German town Celle in the 1950s and left the house to the local municipality, which then used it as a home for the Pioneer Organization and later as a club house. Its continued use as a club house was supported by the extensive reconstruction work by the Wüstenrot Foundation in 2000. In 2007 it became the property of the Haus Schminke Foundation, who now take care of the preservation and dissemination of the house and its history. As the centre for the »Topography of Modern Buildings« it is today a well-known venue for tourists from all over the world. It is not only open for viewing, but you may also even book it for an overnight stay.

Kirschallee 1b, 02708 Löbau
Hans Scharoun (1893 – 1972)
Thursday - Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.