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History of the Villa Rose

Villa Rose was built in 1899 in Wilhelminian style by the Jewish entrepreneur Sidney Scooler for his wife Rose in Poschendorf. The interior and style were chosen to please and fulfil the needs of this young Lady. Rose was a socially and culturally committed woman and her passion was writing poems which she did until her death.

During World War I, she provided shelter for children of that war in her estate.

In the 1920s, numerous concerts and events were organized by her.

Rose Scooler lived in this villa with her family until the compulsory acquisition by the Nazi Regime in 1938. She then was deported to the concentration camp Theresienstadt. After her liberation, she emigrated to the US where she died in 1985 at the age of 103.

Countless refugees inhabited the estate during World War II and the following years.

During the time of the GDR, the villa was split up into different apartments for various families and fell into disrepair more and more over the years.

After the reunification, the Bavarian entrepreneur Karl Bachl bought the decayed object in 1995 and restored it affectionately according to historic photographs. Rooms were turned into apartments and the villa became a guesthouse.

He tried to recapture the atmosphere and charm of the Villa Rose by this restoration and thus, guests can now follow the steps of "Rose" during their stay and get enchanted by the gracefulness of this mansion.

Poem by Rose Scooler:

Writing verses is easier than making beds

  • Shaking up the bedclothes proficiently,
  • turning mattresses upside down again,
  • Arranging everything in a comfortable way,
  • so to please Frau Fischl -
  • only our Juliane can do that -
  • day by day she´s exercising this art
  • with an efficient grip and a smile on her face.
  • And is therefore highly appreciated by us.
  • I watch her in awes and think:
  • „"How fast her hands work!
  • Learned from scratch - but unfortunately-
  • it´s going to be too late for me."


Source: Klaus D. Wiedey: "Walter Scooler - uprooted and yet firmly established "and administrator Rita Müller

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