Fagus Factory in Alfeld/ Weser Uplands


The Fagus Factory is a Bauhaus building by the architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Built in 1911, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2011 and is viewed worldwide as a seminal building of Modernism. Light, air and clarity are orchestrated functionally in the building’s architecture. Above all, the cantilevered, completely glazed corners lend the building a weightless elegance. This was very unusual for factories at the time.

Fagus shoe lasts have been produced in this living monument for over 100 years. Guided tours provide an insight behind the scenes of this World Cultural Heritage site.