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Address: Hannoversche Str. 58, 31061 Alfeld (Leine), Lower Saxony, Germany
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+49 4951 81790
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Fagus factory was built in 1911 by architect and Bauhaus founder Walter...

The Fagus factory was built in 1911 by architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and is known throughout the world as the first building conforming to the modern architectural style. The singular steel-and-glass architectural style enabled the architect to endow a medium-sized factory with an unusual appearance that broke with tradition.

Fagus shoe lasts have been produced in this living monument for more than 100 years. This production process has now been enhanced by the corporate divisions associated with GreCon Electronics and Grecon Dimter Machine Building. Since the year 2011, this architectural masterpiece has numbered among the UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites.

Visit the Fagus factory, retrace the journeys of Walter Gropius and Carl Benscheidt (the innovative founder of the company) and experience how tradition meets innovation and architecture lines up with production.

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The factory is still working even today, almost 100 years after it's been constructed, the buildings designed in a unified style by the father of Bauhaus, Walter Gropius. You can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The factory is still working even today, almost 100 years after it's been constructed, the buildings designed in a unified style by the father of Bauhaus, Walter Gropius. You can do a tour of the factory, working even on weekends and see the museum. The museum is very interesting, very well put together, informative and entertaining. Worth visited if you're... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

All you want to no about shoe last. Furthermore the building is pasrt of the UNESCO World Heritage list

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