The UNESCO World Heritage Fagus Factory will be open again from April 12, 2021 by prior arrangement. You will find below all safety instructions as download for the protection of our visitors and employees.
- Currently there will be neither public nor individual tours.
Video guide tours are only possible by prior arrangement.
Due to the current situation, we are offering time slot tickets for your video guide tour. From April: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Visits to the exhibition areas are only possible by prior arrangement.
- Due to the current situation, we are issuing time slot tickets. From April: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- The Fagus-Gropius-Exhibition, UNESCO-Visitor centre and Fagus-Modell Archive can be visited with a mask.
- The outdoor area can only be entered in connection with an appointment booking for an exhibition visit or a video guide tour.
- You can book your personal appointment directly in our online shop or we are at your disposal by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (05181-790).
- Please bring your admission ticket and the completed documentation sheet with you to your appointment.
- Please take our current safety and hygiene regulations into account.
- The Fagus-Gropius-Café is open Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and has food and drinks ready for you to take away.
- The Fagus-Gropius-Café is closed at weekends. In this case, you can get drinks and small snacks in our snack machines.
We thank you for your understanding.
- Das Fagus-Werk zum Ausmalen
- Vorlage "Male dein Traumhaus"
- Begib dich auf eine Audio-Entdeckertour mit Fagu, dem Schuh und Gropius
Google Arts and Culture
Explore Fagus Factory online at Google Arts & Culture.
Special exhibition "Courage - the province and the bauhaus"
Experience the special exhibition "Courage - the province and the bauhaus" online.
You can choose between magnets, posters, souvenirs and much more out of our varied range.
Of course we can be reached by email or via social media and will be happy to answer your questions.
We wish you all the best and best health for this time!
Your Fagus Factory Team
In 2011, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added the Fagus Factory to the world heritage list. It is now one of the 42 world heritage sites in Germany. As the first building in the trend associated with modern industrial architecture, the Fagus Factory (which was built in 1911) represented the initial work of architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.
Carl Benscheidt, the forward-looking and innovative company founder, entrusted the young architect Walter Gropius with the task of building a shoe last factory. The Fagus Factory represents an architectural concept that was the first to consider the requirements associated with light, air and clarity and to make use of glass and steel in a manner corresponding to a brand new construction style.
The glass-and-steel structure and the unsupported glazed corners endow the building with a casual elegance that was quite extraordinary at the time compared with other factories of the period. The factory has been a listed architectural monument since 1946. The entire factory was completely restored between the years 1982 and 2002 and it is now in a better condition than ever before. The name of the factory is derived from the Latin ‘fagus sylvatica’, which means ‘beech’ or ‘beech wood’. Beech wood is the traditional raw material for the production of shoe lasts. Fagus shoe lasts have been produced here for more than 100 years. This production process has now been enhanced by the division GreCon. Visit the Fagus Factory and experience how tradition meets innovation and architecture lines up with production.