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UNESCO World Heritage Fagus FactoryHannoversche Straße 58
31061 Alfeld

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Public tours

Explore the Fagus Factory on a public tour and get an exclusive view into the active shoe last production.

Opening hours
Fagus Factory


Apr-Oct: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Nov-March: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Closed:1. Jan; 24./ 25./31. Dec

Public tours: all year round: Sa. and Su. at 1.00 p.m.
Group tours by appointment at any time


UNESCO World Heritage Fagus Factory
Hannoversche Straße 58
31061 Alfeld (Leine)

Current Information

Public tours will take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m and from January 2024 also on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

From April to October, an additional public tour will take place on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Participation is possible after prior ticket purchase in the online shop


Public tours

  • Learn more about the special characteristics of the Gropius architecture and the innovative and progressive ideas of the company founder Carl Benscheidt.
  • Have a look into the shoe last production and enjoy the living history of architecture and industry of 100 years.
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. all year round.
  • After the guided tour, you can visit our exhibition areas (UNESCO Visitor Center, Fagus Gropius Exhibition, Fagus Gallery) independently.
  • Duration: ca. 1 hour; Please arrive 15 minutes before the start.
  • Groups larger than 5 persons please make an appointment for a guided tour.
  • All public tours are held in German. The content of the public tour is corresponding to the group tour.

The Fagus Factory offers fixed dates for architecture tours at 1 pm on the following Sundays:

2023:  On December 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

2024: On January 14, February 18, March 17, April 14, May 19, June 16, July 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm.

Tickets can be booked in our online store from 8 weeks before the event date.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start. Groups larger than 5 persons please make an appointment for a guided tour.

The tour is held in German.