Visitor & Experience Centre
The JOSEF SEIBEL shoe factory
Experience tradition live
What awaits you.
We take you on a tour of our new shoe factory. From the selection of the leather to the finished, hand-sewn shoe, you will experience the production at JOSEF SEIBEL live.
And if watching isn't enough for you, you can even become a designer yourself - customise your own 1886 sneaker on site.
In addition, you will learn everything about JOSEF SEIBEL in the shoe factory, from exciting insights into our history to our Spirit of Nature collection, our concrete concept for a sustainable future in the shoe industry.
Come with us on our journey.
Welcome to the shoe factory.
We take you with us on our way.
From the selection of the leather to the finished, hand-sewn shoe, you will experience the production at J.S. live.
Experience the production steps from the manufacture of the upper to the hand-sewing.
Become a designer yourself and create your own 1886 sneaker individually on site.
Bring your loved ones a little souvenir or buy yourself a new shoe from the SON collection.
An experience for the whole family.
If you are planning a trip to Hauenstein, after your visit to the shoe factory you can taste delicious regional cuisine and wines in the Genussfabrik, right next door. You can visit us during our regular opening hours or during our great promotions and events. It will certainly be an experience for the whole family.
Weekends and public holidays:
We are open on these days.
Your event location.
Experience and enjoy:
We celebrate the festivals as they fall.
In cooperation with regional companies, our events become unforgettable.
Cultunarian delicacies, prize promotions and, of course, an open live production await you.
We are currently looking for further cooperation partners - interested?
➔ You can find more information here.
Family business in the 5th generation
Tradition & the company
Those who take a big step forward on their path like to take a look back: the values by which past generations acted are still the ideal signposts towards the future today.
Going our own way, making the best shoes, supporting people on their way: this was true for us. 1886 just as it is today.
And the fact that with the „Spirit of Nature collection we still make our best shoes by hand in our shoe factory in Hauenstein is probably the most beautiful proof of this.
Teamwork & Family
„We have come a long way in the last decades. Now the next generation has to find its way. And I am looking forward to it.“
Owner and Managing Director of JOSEF SEIBEL.
March - October:
Mon-Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Sundays & Holidays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
From November to February, and on ALL Saturdays and Sundays & Holidays, we offer a shortened tour.
Children/Seniors/ Pupils/Students: 3 €
Family ticket: 15 €
from 2 persons: 20 €
Free admission for people with disabilities (proof required)
More links for your day in Hauenstein
The largest shoe village in the world presents itself with many attractive shops - 1 million shoes are waiting for you. You will also find trendy lifestyle fashion as well as sports and hiking fashion.
7 Days of Shoe Shopping
Open from Monday to Sunday.
To the website Schuhmeile Hauenstein
You can enjoy delicious dishes and selected wines from the region in the Genussfabrik, right next to the shoe factory, during or after your shopping day.
Menu and opening hours can be found on the website of the Genussfabrik.
To the website of the Genussfabrik
Experience the cradle of the German shoe industry and learn all about the history of manufacturing techniques, shoe types and tradition.
Experience shoe history
You can find current opening times on the Shoe Museum website.
To the website of the Schuhmuseum