This complex of listed buildings in the historic centre of Arnstadt is comprised of an old half-timber house and a former factory building.
The complex is comprised of an old half-timber house that dates back over 400 years and a neighbouring factory building originally constructed in 1903. The old half-timber house has a fascinating history: It has served as a home, a baroque cabinet of curiosities, a girls' school, a bank and a glove factory. During its period as a factory, the company added the separate factory building, which originally had art nouveau stucco on its façade. After the reunification of Germany, both buildings fell into disrepair.
The light and spacious guest rooms bear names such as "Large Baroque Room" and "Renaissance Room"; guests can opt for views over the neighbouring church or for a balcony or terrace overlooking the idyllic garden. Each room is unique, with its own charm. The modern box-spring mattresses are the only contemporary addition to the historic furniture. The Gira E2 design line was chosen for the museum's switches. On the hand-plastered clay walls in particular, the design line creates a puristic, minimalist look and underpins the interior architectural concept.
The neighbouring factory building now plays host to meetings, seminars and workshops. Up to 30 seminar participants can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the building at one time; the capacity of the venue expands to 80 participants for talks and presentations. Back in 2007, the property owners and their contractors won the German national craftsmanship prize in historic preservation, awarded by the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (a private organisation that works for the preservation of cultural heritage in Germany) for their renovation and conversion work. The project also won the Thuringian historic preservation prize in 2014.
The unique claim of the Hotel Stadthaus Arnstadt – "Stay in a historic monument" makes it the ideal base for exploring all of Thuringia's cultural and tourist sites: Gotha, Erfurt and Weimar are all close by, and the Thuringian Forest is just a short distance away. Holidaymakers who appreciate a personal touch and contact with their hosts will love Hotel Stadthaus Arnstadt.
With its streamlined minimalist aesthetic, the timeless and original Gira E2 design line is the perfect complement to a range of interior styles. Choose between shatter-proof UV-resistant plastic variants in pure white matt, pure white glossy, black matt, aluminium (varnished) and anthracite, or stainless steel.