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Still closed...

We are very sorry to inform you that the Schminke House will remain closed until the end of the year due to the restrictions dealing with the Covid19-pandemic. We hope to be back on starting on January 2nd, 2021, but we will see what the future brings. Stay healthy and take care.

Whoever feels like supporting us: Our crowdfunding campaign on Startnext is still on until midnight November 29th. There, you can find wonderful gifts that will brighten any grey day.

Closed to prevent covid19 pandemic!

We are very sorry, but we have to close the Schminke House starting next Monday, November 2nd, until the end of the month. Please stay healthy and look out for each other.

If you want to support us: we will launch our crowdfunding campaign on startnext on Monday. There are a lot of great thank-you gifts that will make you happy even when skies are grey.

Open Monument Day 2020

The "Open Monument Day" will look different this year: Like so many other things, it will be digital. After consultation with other houses, we have decided to open regularly on this day. You will be able to tour the house with our audio guide, we can also offer a walk through the garden for a small donation. We are very sorry there will be no free admission this year.

If there is a large crowd, there may occur waiting times due to the access restrictions. We ask for your understanding.

Unfortunately, we will not be offering a digital event. But between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. you can visit the former Noodle Factory next to us to examine student designs for the future of the factory by Fritz and Joachim Schminke. Unfortunately, guided tours through the factory cannot take place either. More information is available from the Löbau City Museum .

Regular opening hours

Starting on July 6th, 2020, we are back to our regular opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Private guided tours with 10 guests max. are possible after prior arrangement. The German speaking open tours on the weekends without prior arrangement will not take place until further notice.

The number of guests at a time is limited to maintain a minimum distance. You are very welcome to use your own headphones. Please do not forget your face mask.

More info under "visit" .
Corona-Besuchsregeln (German)
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Closed on June 9th, 2020

Due to organisational matters the Schminke House will remain closed on June 9th, 2020.
Corona-Besuchsregeln
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We are back!

Starting on June 1st, 2020, we are happy to welcome you again with modified opening hours:

Monday – Wednesday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Visits are currently only possible with our audio guide. On Monday, June 1st, it could be a little crowded due to the German holiday. The number of simultaneous visitors is limited to comply with the current regulations. Please be patient. You are welcome to bring your own headphones. Please do not forget your face mask. Take notice of our Corona visiting rules.

Find more information under "visit" .
Corona-Besuchsregeln (German)
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Still Corona

We are very sorry to announce that the Schminke House will remain closed for visitors due to the corona pandemic until May 31st. At the moment we are working on our reopening with limited opening ours and several new regulations due to the official requirements.
You can reach us via email or phone: info@stiftung-hausschminke.eu and +49 (0) 3585-862133. Please use our answering machine.

Stay healthy and look out for each other!

Corona pandemic

Due to the corona pandemic the Schminke House will remain closed until further notice. We are sorry to let you know that we will also be closed during the Easter holidays. In case you already booked a tour or an overnight stay in the upcoming weeks, please contact us. You can reach us via email or phone: info@stiftung-hausschminke.eu and +49 (0) 3585-862133.

Stay healthy and look out for each other!

Christmas Break

The Schminke House will remain closed for visitors from December 21st 2019 to January 1st 2020. On January 2nd we will be back and are looking forward to welcoming you.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a good start for 2020.
- Team Stiftung Haus Schminke

Geometrisches Ballett on December 12th 2019

As a very special event Ursula Saxʻ "Geometrisches Ballett" will perform on December 12th at the Schminke House. The dancers will present several scenes of the original show. However, tickets are limited and can be ordered via e-mail.

Admission is free, access is only granted after prior registration.

The performance is part of a pop-up photo exhibition at the Schminke House. In cooperation with the campaign Simply Saxony we will show pictures by Till Schuster from our publication DER MODERNE BLICK - THE MODERN VIEW. After the opening of the exhibition we make way for the dancers. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening.

Open on November 20th

We are open on November 20th (German Buß- und Bettag) from 12 to 5 p.m. There are tours in German at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Our audioguide system in German or English is also available.

Open on October 31st

We are open on October 31st from 12 to 5 p.m. There are tours in German at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Our audioguide system in German or English is also available.

Bauhaus 2019 Event #2

The Bauhaus turns 100 and we are part of the party! During the Bauhaus-Centennial we are combining input and pleasure! Our Bauhaus-series presents four lectures together with great wines and cheeses.

On September 26th, 2019, we invite you to our second Bauhaus based lecture. Toy designer Renate Müller from Sonneberg/Thüringen has created numerous classics since the 1960s. Some of them even found their way into New Yorkʻs MoMA. She will bring some of her work with her to look at, try and enjoy. A must for every design fan.

Course of events:

6 p.m. Evening stroll through the Schminke House
7 p.m. Opening and Lecture
8 p.m. Conclusion with wine and cheese

Our living room offers 60 seats. Admission is free, we are always thankful for donations. All benefits from this event will be used for the reconstruction of the original book shelves in the living room.

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening.
The series of lectures is financed by the Kulturraum Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien.

Upcoming events:
Bauhaus #3 October 10th, 2019: Bauhaus and Post-war design with Günter Höhne
Bauhaus #4 November 23rd, 2019: Dancing architecture with the Tanzart e.V.

Tag des offenen Denkmals 2019

On Sunday, September 8th, it’s “Day of the open monument”. The Schminke House will also be open, however later than usual. Since this yearʻs opening ceremony for the Saxon Day of the open monument takes place on the grounds of the noodle factory and the Schminke House, we open at 3 p.m. There will be public tours of the house at 3, 4 and 5 p.m., the admission is free. There are no audioguided tours on that day.

If you are already on the road before 3 p.m., you will find many interesting monuments in Löbau. Find all the information here . At 3 p.m. the former noodle factory of the Schminke family will also be accessible.

Benefit Art Auction

On Sunday, August 25th 2019, we are hosting a Benefit Art Auction in collaboration with the Leipzig based "Buch- & Kunstantiquariat Ulbricht" at the Schminke House. Starting at 11 a.m. there will be an exhibition of the works of artists of the "Leipziger Schule“, of Bauhaus related artists and others.

Presenting paintings and drawings of Max Klinger, Gerhard Marcks, Hanna Höch, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Werner Tübke, Marc Chagall and Joseph Beuys we are hoping for numerous guests and buyers. Starting at 11 a.m. visitors can look at the works, the auction starts at 4 p.m. At 12 and 2 p.m. we will offer special short tours through the house in German. After the auction there will be time for a get together with a glass of wine. The event endes at 8 p.m. All benefits and donations will fund the reconstruction of the original book shelves in the living room.

Please understand that the Schminke House will remain closed for the regular exhibition.

Bauhaus 2019 Event #1

We are celebrating the Bauhaus-Centennial and are starting our series of lectures on August 22nd 2019 at 6:30 p.m. We will be hosting Wilke-Bernd Wiedenroth, architect from Bremerhaven, who currently works on the restoration of the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseums in Bremerhaven.

Course of events:
6:30 p.m. Entrance, time for a drink
7:00 p.m. Opening Stiftung Haus Schminke
7:10 p.m. Lecture Mr. Wiedenroth with discussion afterwards
8:00 p.m. Conclusion with light refreshments
9:30 p.m. End

Our living room offers 60 seats. Admission is free, we are always thankful for donations. All benefits from this event will be used for the reconstruction of the original book shelves in the living room.

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening.
The series of lectures is financed by the Kulturraum Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien.

Concert "Kommen und Gehen"

And on relatively short notice: 100 years after the foundation of the Bauhaus, „Kommen und Gehen - Das Sechsstädtebundfestival!“ tries to find out how Bauhaus would sound in music. As part of the concert „Bauhaus in Form und Klang“ on August, 21st, 2019 Susanne Stock (Accordion) and Georg Wettin (clarinet) are performing under the title „Feininger Now!“ , with new music and a light performance. Konstantin Dupelius and Jonas Urbat call themselves „PTT – PianoTubaTechno“ and present accoustic-electronic MinimalMusic.

Find all Infos on tickets whatsoever here .

Closing days in August 2019

Unfortunately the Schminke House will remain closed for visitors due to a private event on August 11th. On August 25th we offer special opening hours due to our Beneficial Art Auction. There will be no Audioguides but we offer special tours in German at 12 and 2 p.m.

Closing days in July 2019

Unfortunately the Schminke House will remain closed for visitors due to private events from July 13th to July 14th and on July 27th.

The Kunstbus is coming!

On June 15th and 16th we will be part of the KunstBus-Tour. Children and adults will together marvel about the ideas Hans Scharoun implemented in the Schminke House that make it one of the most family-friendly houses of his time to this day.

On Saturday, June 15th, there will be special tours (in German) every hour from 12 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, June 16th, the hourly tours start from 12 to 6 p.m. Please note that the regular tours and the audioguide will not be available on that weekend. Find more info on Tickets and the whole Kunstbus program here . You can buy single tickets for the special tours at the Schminke house spontanously at our desk.

Pentecost 2019

The Schminke House will open additionally on Monday June 10th due to a public holiday (Pentecost). There will be public tours in German starting at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours with our audioguide system in German or English are possible from 12 to 5 p.m.

Ascension Day 2019

The Schminke House ist open regularly from May 30th to June 2nd. Because of the public holiday, we are offering additional public tours in German on all four days starting at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. You can always tour the house with our audioguide system in German or English.

Closed on May 18th

On Saturday, May 18th, the Schminke House will remain closed due to a private function. We are looking forward to your visit on Sunday, May 19th from 12 to 5 p.m. We are sorry to let you know, that the regular tours in German will not take place on that day. But a tour with our auidoguide is great, too. See you soon!

Opening hours on May 1st

We open our doors on May 1st (public holiday). There are regular tours in German at 1 and 3 p.m. You can also tour the house with our audioguide system in German or English.

Special opening hours on Easter

We are open during Easter from Thursday to Easter Monday. There are regular tours in German at 1 and 3 p.m. from Good Friday to Easter Monday. You can also tour the house with our audioguide system in German or English.

Closing days

TV screening! From February 3rd to February 8th the Schminke House will remain closed due to a TV screening. On the weekend, February 9th to 10th, we open with our regular opening hours from 12-5 p.m.

Construction

Update:
The first construction phase is finished. We look forward to your visit. Starting on January 3rd, 2019 we are back with our regular opening hours .

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For 2018 we have some renovation work planned. Unfortunately, the Haus Schminke therefore remains closed until the end of 2018 for visitor traffic. Special tours on the weekends are possible on request. Detailed information on the reopening will be available shortly.
The performance of the Geometrisches Ballett at the Schminke House is already booked out. You can apply for our waiting list via email. If you are interested we also recommend a visit to the Kulturkino Zwenkau on December 13th. The Geometrisches Ballett will perform there in wonderful atmosphere also in a stunning building from our book DER MODERNE BLICK - THE MODERN VIEW .