How the Red House got its name, can be easily recognized by the facade color. The former headquarters of the Scheibler entrepreneurial family is now accessible as a museum and presents the living culture of the bourgeoisie around the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.
March 20, 2016
The Red House in Monschau, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a former headquarters of the Scheibler entrepreneurial family and is now accessible as a museum, which presents in particular the bourgeois living culture at the turn of the 18th to 19th centuries. The large patrician house was probably built between 1752 and 1768 by cloth manufacturer Johann Heinrich Scheibler. Because of its facade color it is called Red House.
April 29, 2018
With its furnishings in the Rococo, Louis-Seize and Empire styles, it still reflects the splendor of upper-class living in a rare unity. The master's room with a precious canvas wallpaper, the table in the dining room with a wonderful coat of arms service, a kitchen with shiny brass and copper kettles, salons with Aachen-Liège writing cabinets, showcases and comfortable seating, a ballroom with valuable tapestry and bedrooms with cradles and wash bowls invite you a trip to the 18th century.
The spiral staircase made of oak wood, cantilevered over 3 floors, is world famous, in which 21 small putti scenes recall the various stations in the manufacture of cloth.
In the old office rooms, two originally preserved fabric sample books with a total of 6,000 designs in a wide variety of decors testify to the diversity and high quality of his company's cloths, which were then traded across Europe. In 1963, the Scheibler family, together with the Rhineland Regional Council, founded the Scheibler-Museum Rotes Haus Foundation in order to preserve this unique monument and make it accessible to the public.
The Red House Monschau is part of the Euregio wool route, which makes the cultural heritage of woolen cloth history in the three-country region between Verviers, Aachen and Euskirchen tangible.
Since May 16, 2011, 30 video clips have been available on the wool route website, which present the most important sights, monuments and museums of the region's woolen cloth history in an entertaining and informative way. The short films tell of the common history and show which architectural and museum treasures the region offers.
June 24, 2019
The Red House in Monschau is a former headquarters of the Scheibler family of entrepreneurs and is now accessible as a museum, which particularly shows bourgeois living culture at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century. The large patrician house was probably built between 1752 and 1768 by the cloth manufacturer Johann Heinrich Scheibler. Because of its facade color, it is called the Red House.
June 14, 2020
The Red House in Monschau, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a former headquarters of the Scheibler entrepreneurial family and is now accessible as a museum, which presents in particular the bourgeois living culture at the turn of the 18th to 19th centuries.
September 15, 2017
A few more information about the "Red House":
May 1, 2018
The opening times, entrance fees, etc. are available at lvr.de/de/nav_main/kultur/berdasdezernat_1/organisation_1/lvrnetzwerkkulturelleserbe/Inhaltsseite.jsp
August 15, 2019
The Red House in Monschau is one of the few town houses from the 18th century that has a completely reconstructed interior in the styles of Rococo, Louis-Seize and Empire. In a rare unity, it reflects the splendor of upper-class living and everyday culture up to the early 19th century.
Built around 1760 by the cloth maker and businessman Johann Heinrich Scheibler (1705-1765) as a residential and commercial building, it represents the success of the Scheibler entrepreneurial dynasty, whose fine woolen cloths, traded across Europe, originated in the production facilities in the basement of the house. The monumental, five-story building owes its name to a red brick facing, which is rather untypical for Monschau. Source: rheinischemuseen.de/museum/DE-MUS-095914
August 12, 2020
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