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UNESCO World Heritage Fagus FactoryHannoversche Straße 58
31061 Alfeld

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My day in the Fagus Factory

Exploring Fagus Factory

This is what an unforgettable day in the living monument looks like.

Welcome to the Fagus Factory

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Guided tour through the UNESCO World Heritage site and the active shoe last production

Discover the living monument with your group and gain an exclusive insight into the active shoe last production. 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 history of the living architecture and industry of 100 years.

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Video Guide to explore the outside area

Our Video Guide accompanies you on the outside area of the Fagus Factory on a journey through the history of Alfeld's UNESCO World Heritage. The Video Guide is available in German, English, French and Spanish. Younger visitors can explore the living monument on their own with the Teeny Video Guide.

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Let yourself be spoiled in the Fagus-Gropius Café and on the UNESCO Terrace

The Fagus-Gropius Café welcomes you in the special environment of the former machine house and offers culinary delights. Furthermore, the spacious UNESCO terrace with a breathtaking view to the Gropius architecture invites to take a break.

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UNESCO Visitor Centre

Our interactive UNESCO Visitor Centre invites to explore the importance of the UNESCO World Heritage site Fagus Factory and other regional and international World Heritage sites at multimedia and interactive stations.

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Fagus-Gropius Exhibition

Discover the former warehouse. On five floors, the exhibition invites to learn more exciting things i.a. on the company's history, the architecture and the shoe fashion of a century.

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Fagus Model Archive

Have a look into the model archive and gaze at 30,000 original models, find out more about the shoe last development, the shoe production and the change of the German footwear industry.

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Browsing in the Fagus Shop

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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)