Petra und Rüdiger Schumann in und rund um das Hotel BEI SCHUMANN

Petra und Rüdiger Schumann

Happy owners, driven by passion for the sake of passion.

For Petra and Rüdiger Schumann it was love at first sight – twice!
On a romantic trip throught the picturesque landscape of Upper Lusatia the happy married couple fell in love for the second time; this time with the beautifully Art-Nouveau “Weber”, which they purchased in 1996. The two of them poured much love and time and even more money into the building in order to transform it into the hotel of their dreams.

Two years later everything was ready: In midsummer 1998 the enchanting luxury hotel opened its doors.
Rüdiger Schumann and his wife enjoy giving other people the opportunity to rediscover their love and affection in ambient surroundings of sensual togetherness.
Leave your every care behind and visit the Schumann’s timeless creation- and sensuality, romance, and pure happiness will await you..
Our philosophy in und rund um das Hotel BEI SCHUMANN

Our philosophy

Dreams coming true in a unique way

The wondrous luxury still permeating ancient roman baths convinced us to begin our dream. We dreamt about a place where time seems to stand still and honours the eternity of love; a sensual and romantic escape which makes room for emotions that are pushed to the edge of our consciousness by our habits, stifled by the haste of everyday live. We dreamt of a place where feelings of intimacy and harmony were unclouded, of pure happiness and of taking pleasure in your counterpart.

Victor Hugo, the grand frenchman, spoke from his heart and he touched our souls with his writings about love and his poem about man and wife. The thousand-year old bathing culture of humankind had us under its spell.
We discovered the history of caring, of water, of pleasure; we learned it and we travelled. We have been strengthened on our search for a true example which then we found it in the scenic village of Kirschau. Or maybe it found us?
Architecture and building in und rund um das Hotel BEI SCHUMANN

Architecture and building

Fremdenhof zum Weber – a shining example of Art Nouveau

he Fremdenhof zum Weber was built by Max Hans Kühne between 1921 and 1923.
Lead by the experienced and well-known architect who also built the Leipzig main station and the concert hall in Dresden, this impressive and elegant building was formed perfectly capturing the harmonic ease and unique beauty that is Art Noveau.
The Fremdenhof zum Weber is recognised as a leading building representative of the architectural development in Saxony at the end of Art Nouveau era. In a row of industrial buildings of the textile industry, it was known as an exclusive holiday home. It was used as company home during the period and was left unused for seven years after the fall of the Berlin wall until the couple discovered this Art Nouveau gem and breathed new life into it.
The architect Max Hans Kühne was born 3rd June 1874, and died 9th July 1942. He was the  architect and constructor of the state concert hall in Dresden, the train station in Leipzig and the synagogue in Görlitz.

Max Hans Kühne, the architect, 3. Juni 1874, † 9. Juli 1942 – Builder of the Staatliche Schauspielhauses Dresden, the Leipziger Hauptbahnhofs and Synagoge Görlitz.

History of Kirschau and development of our hotel in und rund um das Hotel BEI SCHUMANN

History of Kirschau and development of our hotel

Golden rooves, colourful ceilings and luxurious Noveau Art

In the 1920s, Kirschau, which is mentioned in an official document for the first time in 1352, was one of the pivotal points of the the textile industry. The small village within the Lusatian hills developed a significant industry for coarse yarns in the middle of the 19th century. At first mainly packing canvas and floorcloth were produced.
At the turn of the century, it was colourful blankets that led to a further economic boost for the already flourishing industry. This boom in business was also due to the wealth of the citizents: Kirschau was known as the village with the golden rooves for a long time. A beautiful village center and many magnificient mansions were built during that time. Well-off weavers and industrialists settled in the village and often had to accommodate merchants from around the world.

In order to offer them a befitting place to stay, the well-known architect Max Hans Kühne was entrusted to built a guest house. Kühne, who aso built Hotel Astoria in Leipzig, realised a model building at the close of the Art Noveau period. It was known as exclusive guest and hoiday home for a long time and was used in the GDR-period as a company home and accomodation. After the fall of the Berlin Wall it lay waiting for seven years to meet it’s new owners: Rüdiger and Petra Schumann. The man from Hessen and the woman from Stuttgart acquired the building in 1996 and invested love, time and money into the restoration. In 1998, the building could finally reveal its new shine and was re-opened as romantic luxury hotel Weber.
The hotel is now named after its owners and complemented by a magnificient beauty and wellness centre. Our restaurants are well known even outside the borders of Saxony. You will rarely see living history presented in a more beautiful or luxurious manner as you will in our hotel.
This is but one of the reasons that we hope to welcome you very soon.
Surroundings - The undiscovered world of Upper Lusatia in und rund um das Hotel BEI SCHUMANN

Surroundings - The undiscovered world of Upper Lusatia

The hotel‘s immediate surroundings

The Lausatian hills unfolding on both sides of the upper Spree and the Lusatian Neiße reach from the Wrocław-Magdeburg glacial valley in the north, extending further to the south-east, to the Lusatian Mountains in the south.
The major cities in Upper Lusatia are Zittau, Görlitz and Bautzen. Mellow green woods and meadows pervade the landscape. Rich cultural treasures tell the secrets of a turbulent past.

Traditions and customs are often fostered in historical cities and whole villages are classified as monuments to the past. Obercunnersdorf, for example, is home to 260 Upper Lusatian houses. These Umgebindehäus is built using a special folk method from the region, which can be recognised from the timber framing. The houses in Obercunnersdorf are particularly enchanting with clear-cut columns, unframed log cabins, door frames from Lusatian granite, windows with wrought-iron grids, shed dormers, entrance doors, window frames, decorative cleats and colourful show gardens.