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