Friedwart House used to be the home of the Leitz Family. (Images: Gerd Scharfscheer)
Friedwart House used to be the home of the Leitz Family. (Images: Gerd Scharfscheer)

Sights 04

Friedwart House

In this column of the W3+ magazine we feature very special sights and locations in Wetzlar. Here: Friedwart House in Wetzlar.

Situated on Wetzlar’s prominent hillside Kalsmunthang, Friedwart House has a panoramic view over the whole town. The art nouveau villa was built for Ernst Leitz II between 1914 and 1917. Over the decades, the home of the Leitz family became a gathering place for personages from economy and science, politics and culture. Theodor Heuss and Albert Schweitzer came visiting as well as famous photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Eisenstaedt. Today, Friedwart House is primarily used for receptions and chamber concerts.

 

FRIEDWART HOUSE

Laufdorfer Weg 6
35578 Wetzlar
www.wetzlar.de

 

 

 

The building of Haus Friedwart was designed by Jean Schmidt, the interior by Bruno Paul.
The building of Haus Friedwart was designed by Jean Schmidt, the interior by Bruno Paul.