Monschau Red House

Monschau Red House


Grand bourgeois splendour from the 18th century

Built in 1752 by the clothier Johann Heinrich Scheibler as a residential and commercial building, the Red House in Monschau is now a museum in which the residential culture of the upper middle classes from the 18th century is impressively displayed. The rooms with their well-preserved furnishings reflect various styles – from Rococo to Louis-Seize and Empire. Particularly worth seeing are the so-called Gentlemen’s Room with its valuable canvas wallpaper and the Banqueting Hall with its magnificent tapestry. The cantilevered oak spiral staircase leading up three floors is also frequently photographed. Here, 21 small putti scenes are depicted, reminiscent of the stages of cloth production.


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