Hotel Fregehaus

A hotel in leipzig for individualists

Guests can find the Hotel Fregehaus in Leipzig tucked away behind the facade of an historic merchant’s house. It is located right in the city centre, with access to many cultural and tourist attractions, restaurants and shops.

Guests can enjoy 20 rooms and apartments, an historic parlour and a lovely courtyard.

During renovation, great emphasis was placed on maintaining original style elements so as to preserve the building’s charm and authenticity.

As a boutique hotel we are not geared towards standards; we aim to attract travellers who appreciate a truly special interior, the hotel’s central location and our personal service.

It is important to us that we work with the location and the building’s special character.

History of the Fregehaus

The Fregehaus is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Leipzig’s old town. In 1705, the merchant Gottfried Otto purchased the property at what is now Katharinenstraße 11. Between 1706 and 1707, he had Leipzig master builder Johann Gregor Fuchs convert the site’s Renaissance-era house (presumably built in 1535) to incorporate a baroque style.

The building is composed of four wings arranged around a square courtyard. The symmetrical main facade is notable for its oriel windows decorated with fruit garlands. Parts of the old building that have been preserved include the groin vaulting in the hall on the ground floor.

The Fregehaus owes its name to the banker Christian Gottlob Frege Jr., who acquired it in 1782 and whose private customers included none other than Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Up until 1945 the building was the headquarters of the Frege family’s private bank, and subsequently, until 1976, the headquarters of the family’s trading company.

The hostess

Sabine Fuchshuber

My name is Sabine Fuchs­huber and I studied archi­tecture in Weimar and London.

During my frequent travels in various countries, I have experienced and gotten to know all manner of hotels when staying in big cities and small towns.

I have always found staying in small, individually run hotels the most exciting and the most interesting; hotels where I can experience traces of the past and meet interesting people with fascinating stories. This is what inspired me to one day run my own hotel and welcome my own guests. But I was never able to find the right place. I have now found what I was looking for – the Fregehaus – and my dream can at last become a reality.

I have of course spent a great deal of time planning and thinking about hotels. Why do I like a particular hotel and when do I feel comfortable? Personally, I find that a truly nice hotel is what completes any stay in a strange place; it makes the trip balanced.

I want my guests to experience this feeling as well. My aim is to attract travellers who appreciate a personal, individual atmosphere.