About us

URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR presents architecturally outstanding holiday homes and guest houses.

URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR is not just a website, but a network for discerning guests and hosts alike.

The accommodation we feature must fulfil a range of criteria – whether it’s a holiday home, an apartment or a hotel, the architecture has to be something special. We include both historic and modern buildings, though they need not offer the ultimate in luxury – what counts is their individual appeal, the perfect realisation of a concept, authenticity, and the care the owners have for their buildings. The URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR properties are run by hosts who want to share their distinctive houses with others and who offer holiday experiences that stand out in their region.

It is our policy not to handle bookings, but to put guests in touch with hosts so that they may book directly with them.

The properties we currently feature are mainly located within Europe.

As well as our website we have a range of books published by URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR. Most popular are our “Selection” books, praised in the press as “holiday bibles”. These are widely available in bookshops or can be ordered directly from us at our shop.

In general we feature a new property every week. Background reports on the properties and essays on architectural subjects appear regularly on our Blog. And if you would like to keep up to date with the latest properties and articles, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR is receiving a wide media echo in the German and international press, here a small selection:

• db mobil, 03.2015, Das Auge wohnt mit: Ferienhäuser mit Stil
• GEO.de, 05.2015, Die schönsten Ferienhäuser zum Mieten
• Remodelista, 05.07.2012, Vacation Like an Architect
• Deutsches Architektenblatt, 7.2012, “Der Traumhaussammler” und online
• DIE ZEIT, 22.12.2011, “Gut gebaut !” und online

The URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR core team is:

Jan Hamer – Founder and Curator
Anke Steinweg – Operational Management
Britta Kraemer – Community Management, PR
Sebastian Stahl – Web Content
Ulrich Knoll – PR Coordinator, PR Germany / Austria
Karin Amstutz – PR Netherlands
Theresa Simon – PR UK & Ireland
Petra Reinmoeller – PR Switzerland

URLAUBARCHITEKTUR partners:

Federal Foundation for Building Culture
guiding-architects – network of architectural guided tours
CORE4 – homepage design and development

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