Zeitz – located in the south of Saxony-Anhalt between Jena and Leipzig – is a city in upheaval. One of the initiatives intended to revitalise the former industrial town is the conversion of a former pasta factory into a creative location. In 2017, Birgit and Mathias Mahnke bought the factory dating from 1909 and have since been developing the 12,000 square metre premises into a place for the visual arts and virtual reality – with exhibition areas, a co-working space and accommodation for artists.
There is also a holiday apartment in the building complex, which offers plenty of space for two people and authentic industrial charm. Raw, unrendered walls, visible piping and wiring, large windows, a floor with rich patina and the open-plan layout determine the character of the 92-square-metre loft. In the large room there is a sitting area, a dining table and a kitchen as well as the sleeping area with a box-spring bed, only the bathroom is separated. Some works of art are hung on the walls—which works perfectly matches the creative atmosphere of the whole site. The loft has a terrace with a view of the green inner courtyard.
What to do
Zeitz is situated in the Elster valley, embedded in the Saale-Unstrut region, Germany's northernmost wine-growing region. Leipzig can be reached in 29 minutes by train. The city centre is a 15-minute walk away. Bicycle paths and jogging trails are in the immediate vicinity. You can visit sights such as the pram museum or Moritzburg Castle with its park or make excursions to the cities in the region (e.g. Leipzig, Jena, Erfurt or Weimar).
Why we like this house
The holiday apartment in the old pasta factory is an authentic loft with lots of space, air and light. Due to its central location it is a good place to explore the surrounding cities.
This house is great for
This place will make the heart of lovers of old factory buildings beat faster.
Getting there withour car: The factory is located 500 metres from the railway station.
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Zeitz|
|Name||Loft in der Nudelfabrik|
|Scenery||In the building complex of the old pasta factory, 15 min walk from the city centre|
|Number of guests||Max. 2|
|Completed||1909, 2019 (renovation)|
|Design||Mathias and Birgit Mahnke|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), Art, loft, Meeting, Urban, Workation, no car needed|
|Same Partners||Loft Atelier Dietzold, Loft Atelier 16, Loft Galerie ff15|
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