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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. April – October: additionally on Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. on Sundays 11:00 a.m.
Group tours by appointment at any time


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

Current Information

Currently there will be neither public nor individual tours. 

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.
  • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. all year round. From April - October additionally fridays at 1 pm and sundays at 11:00 am.
  • 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.
  • On the following sundays at 11:00 and 13:00, instead of the 60-minute guided tour, a 90-minute architecture tour takes place. 2020: 16.08. / 20.09. / 18.10. / 15.11. / 13.12.