Rotes Haus

Monschau

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The Red House was built in 1752 as a residential and business house by the cloth maker and businessman, Johann Heinrich Scheibler. Even today, it reflects the lustre of large-scale, upper middle-class living in a rare unity with its complete furnishings in the Rococo, Louis XVI and Empire styles.
The study with a sumptuous linen wallpaper, the table covered with a marvellous coat of arms service in the dining room, a kitchen with shining brass and copper kettles, drawing rooms with Aachen- Liège writing bureaus, glass cabinets and comfortable lounge suites, a hall with valuable Gobelin tapestry and bedrooms with cradles and wash basins all beckon to a journey into the 18th century.
The self-supporting, winding staircase built of oak in which 21 putto scenes depict the different phases of cloth making spans three floors and is world-famous. In the old office rooms, two original, preserved cloth pattern books with a total of 6000 designs in the most varied patterns are testimony of the variety and the superior quality of the cloth traded throughout Europe by his company at that time.

admission:
adults 3,00€
children/ jouth under18 years free
students, trainee and disabled person 2,00€
guided tour for class per pupil 2,00€
groups no reduction

At a glance

Opening hours

  • From January 1st to December 31st

    Open
    From April 1st to November 30th
    Admittance:
    Tuesday - Sunday at each full hour (Closed on Mondays)
    Mornings: 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00
    Afternoons: 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00

Place

Monschau

Contact

Rotes Haus
Laufenstr. 10
52156 Monschau
Phone: (0049) 2472 5071
Fax: (0049) 2472 9877604

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