The "New Castle"
Next to the manor house built by Lothar von Faber, Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell commissioned a grand new house to a design by the Nuremberg architect Theodor von Kramer. They wanted the façade to look like a castle – symbolizing the name Castell. The interiors, on the other hand, reflected the spirit of the time and are still an outstanding example of superior Jugendstil (art nouveau) architecture. Three rooms in the ‘castle’ were designed by Bruno Paul. The bathrooms are a model of luxury and were equipped with the most modern technical features then available.