Orgelbauerhaus Schulze - historic & renovated

For up to 4 People

About the Accommodation

Stay in a historic organ builder's house with a view of the Paulinzella Abbey ruins

When was the last time you stayed in a house built by a famous organ builder's family? Then you've come to the right place! Our vacation apartment is located on the ground floor of the Schulze organ builder's house, built in 1850. The house is located near the Paulinzella Abbey ruins, one of the largest and most beautiful Romanesque churches in Germany. The Schulze family was a renowned organ builder's family who built the organs for the Merseburg Cathedral, the St. Marien Church in Rudolstadt, and the Castle Church in Altenburg, among others.

Enjoy a cozy and comfortable vacation apartment for up to four people

Our vacation apartment is just under 50 sqm and can accommodate up to four people. It has a bedroom with a double bed and a baby bed, a living room with a sofa bed and a smart TV, a bathroom with a shower and hairdryer, and a kitchen with everything you need for a delicious meal: stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, and toaster. The apartment has been freshly renovated with ecological aspects in mind, with wooden windows and clay plaster providing excellent indoor air quality.

Benefit from a modern and fully equipped vacation apartment

Our vacation apartment offers everything you need for a pleasant stay. WiFi, washing machine, iron, and hangers are also available. Additionally, you can use the large garden, which invites you to relax and play. Here you will find a dining table, a barbecue, and two children's swings. You also have a free parking space on the property. Pets are welcome.

Experience an unforgettable vacation for families, couples, hikers, or professional guests

Our vacation apartment is ideal for families, couples, hikers, or professional guests traveling alone. It is located in a quiet area in the middle of the forest, but with good access to the highway. The Luther hiking trail and the strong women's pilgrimage trail pass by the house. There are many sights and activities to discover in the surrounding area: the Paulinzella Monastery, the Paulinzella Forestry Office, the Schmitt Museum Brewery, or the Thuringian Forest.

Discover the history and beauty of the Schulze organ builder's house and its surroundings

Our vacation apartment is located in a region full of history and beauty. The Schulze organ builder's house is a testimony to the art and culture of the 19th century. The Paulinzella Abbey ruins are a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. The Paulinzella Forestry Office is a historic building from the 18th century. The Schmitt Museum Brewery is a traditional brewery with a cozy beer garden. The Thuringian Forest is a natural paradise with numerous hiking trails and viewpoints.

Secure your desired date now and experience an unforgettable vacation at the Schulze organ builder's house! Please feel free to contact us for further questions or booking inquiries. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Address: Paulinzella 15, 07426 Königsee, Germany

Size: 50.0 m², 2 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

Beds: 1 Double bed, 1 Child bed, 1 Sofa bed

Prices: 59 EUR - 79 EUR / Night

More pricing information:

Sun-Thu: 69 EUR

Fri+Sat: 79 EUR

Final cleaning: 50 EUR

Sauna: 50 EUR for 3 hours and four persons, each additional person 10 EUR extra

Additional party room (at the Bahnhof Paulinzella): 200 EUR Late check-out: 5 EUR.


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Dryer
  • Terrace
  • Hangers
  • Pets allowed
  • High chair
  • Workplace
  • Soundsystem
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Streaming
  • Toilet paper and soap
  • Cable TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Washing machine
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Shampoo
  • Iron
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Cookware
  • Ethernet
  • Coffee machine
  • Kettle
  • Dining Table
  • Smart TV


The Organ Builder Schulze Family - a famous dynasty in Thuringia

Imagine hearing the sound of an organ built by a family that worked in Thuringia for over 200 years. The Organ Builder Schulze Family was one of the most renowned and innovative in Germany and Europe. They created more than 100 masterpieces of organ art that still resonate in churches and concert halls today. Here are some exciting facts about their history:

  • It all began with Hans Heinrich Schulze, who lived in Solsdorf in the 17th century and was the first organ builder in the family. His sons, Elias and Johann Heinrich Schulze, followed his trade and were also skilled as carpenters.
  • The grandson of Hans Heinrich Schulze, Johann Daniel Schulze, moved the company headquarters from Solsdorf to Milbitz in 1750. He was the father of Johann Andreas Schulze, who held the title "Fürstlich schwarzburgischer und gräflich priviligierter Orgelbauer" and built, among others, the organ for the St. Marien Church in Stadtilm.
  • Johann Friedrich Schulze, the son of Johann Andreas Schulze, was the most famous organ builder in the family. He moved the company headquarters from Milbitz to Paulinzella in 1826 and built more than 100 organs in Germany, England, Scotland, and Russia. He is considered, alongside Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, the most productive and progressive German organ builder of his time. He built, among others, the organs for the Merseburg Cathedral, the St. Marien Church in Rudolstadt, and the Castle Church in Altenburg.
  • Johann Friedrich Schulze had four sons: Edmund, Bernhard Oskar, Eduard, and Herwart Schulze. They continued the company under the name "J. F. Schulzes Söhne" and also built numerous organs in Germany and abroad. Edmund Schulze was the most significant of them and built, among others, the organs for St. Paul's Cathedral in London and St. Nikolai Church in Hamburg. Adolph Oskar Schulze was the son of Edmund Schulze and the last organ builder of the family. He died in 1916 in Paulinzella without any descendants.

The Organ Builder Schulze Family has left an impressive mark in music history. Their organs are characterized by a powerful and diverse sound that combines both baroque and romantic elements. If you want to hear one of their organs, for example, you can visit the Paulinzella Monastery Ruins, where the former residence of the family is located.


Address for GPS: Paulinzella 15, 07426 Königsee.

Please use these coordinates for navigation with Google Maps: P432+26X Rottenbach

Arrival by train: Get off at Paulinzella station (Attention! Request stop); always keep to the left towards the central parking lot. The last house next to the railroad tracks is our house.

Arrival by car:

From the direction of the A72 motorway > leave the motorway at the "Stadtilm" exit. Take B90n to the Paulinzella exit. Then follow the country road, past Singen and through Gösselborn, and you will arrive directly in Paulinzella. Take the first opportunity to turn right (parking lot) and the last house next to the tracks is your destination.

From the direction of RU/SLF > use B88 in the direction of Ilmenau. In Rottenbach follow the signs to Paulinzella. In Paulinzella, look out for the large parking lot. It is on the left side. Our house is at the end of the parking lot next to the tracks.

On foot: Follow the Lutherweg/Jakobsweg until you pass Paulinzella. Our house is right next to the large parking lot - next to the tracks.