The villa on the eastern edge of the Lusatian mountains rises like a ship into the English gardens. This spectacular example of modern architecture was designed by Hans Scharoun in the 1930s for the Schminke manufacturering family. Haus Schminke is one of the most outstanding examples of the “New Building” or “International Style”, it was declared a listed building in 1978. The villa is as extravagant as it is functional. An unobstructed view and the uncomplicated maintenance were important concerns of the owner. For this reason, all of the living spaces are oriented to the south and open up to the small park. Generous window areas flood the rooms with light. They are furnished in a puristic way – nothing disturbs the effect of the architecture.
Note: Overnight accommodation for one or more nights is possible from Thursday to Sunday.
Photos: Ralf Ganter
What to do
Individual guided tours of the house by appointment, independent tour with the audio guide; Löbau is located in the centre of the tri-border area where Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland meet; from here you can easily explore the Upper Lusatia holiday region and the Nature Park Zittauer Gebirge.
Why we like this house
Here you can experience how it is like to live in an architectural icon.
This house is great for
Fans of architecture! Study groups are welcome.
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, Saxony, Löbau|
|Number of guests||7 people (12 with extra beds)|
|Published||AD Germany 9/2020, schoener-wohnen.de 6/2017, Architekturzeitung (AZ), Wikipedia|
|Special Features||Architectural monument with accommodation|
|Architecture||Listed building - new, Modern classic|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Garden|