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Contact and Booking

Katrin Lesser + Ben Buschfeld · Phone +49-30-60107193 ·
Postal address and hand-over of keys: c/o Parchimer Allee 81b, 12359 Berlin
For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.


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About the Owners

The owners are Katrin Lesser, a garden and landscape architect specialized in garden monument sites (, and Ben Buschfeld, a graphic designer specialized in cultural history and architectural heritage ( or English CV on Linkedin).

Katrin frequently acts as garden monument expert for the Federal Authority of Monument Affairs and also wrote the scientific expertise for all green an public spaces around. Besides that, she is the great-granddaughter of Ludwig Lesser, Berlins first self-employed garden garden architect who (among other projects) also joined forces with Bruno Taut and designed the "Gartenstadt Falkenberg". She also was the driving force to get the Horseshoe Estate a listed garden monument.

Ben is responsible for developing the content of the museum in the central compound. He is one of the most active facilitators in the promotion of the UNESCO-World heritage "Berlin Modernism Housing estates", besides other networks he acts as a member of the Deutsche Werkbund Berlin and published various articles and a architectural guide book entitled Bruno Tauts Hufeisensiedlung. Currently, he is working on two projects, which are both co-financed by the funds of "European Cultural Heritage Year": a multi-lingual touring exhibition plus a website that will be designed to communicate the outstanding universal value of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed "Berlin Modernist Housing Estates" especially for young people and schools.

Both lived at the Horseshoe Estate for over 20 years (approximately 200 m from Taut’s Home) and were among the initiators of non-profit organization "Friends and Supporters of the Berlin-Britz Horseshoe Estate" founded in 2007. They are committed to preserving local heritage properties, hold speeches and were instrumental in the realization of For the realization of Taut´s Home and other projects they received the the "Berlin Monument Award", the "Golden Needle of Honor" by the district of Neukölln and the very rarely granted "European Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award". For more information about the initial concept please see the interview with the Berlin-Design-Guide.

Booking a Guided Tour

Katrin and Ben both have extensive knowledge of the estate and also lead guided tours through the Hufeisensiedlung for English or German speaking groups through the development on request. If you are staying at Taut´s Home, we offer a guided walk (1-2 hours) for a special rate of just €+70. Feel free to contact us for a booking. We might also recommend partners for tours to other architectural highlights of Berlin. If you are not a guest at Taut´s Home, please note that a guided tour through the estate does NOT include a visit of the house.
Since 2022 Ben Buschfeld offers – partly in cooperation with visitBerlin and the Berlin Monument Authority – additional guided group tours on request. Fixed dates are listed via a Facebook page dedicated the Guided tours through the "Berlin Modernism Housing Estates", which includes tour to the Garden City Falkenberg, Carl Legien, Schillerpark Estate, Siemensstadt Ring Estate, the White City Reinickendorf and the "Uncle Tom"-Estate in Berlin-Zehlendorf.

Additional information


We assume no responsibility for the accuracy, thoroughness, timeliness or quality of the data and information provided on this website. Any liability is excluded for damages of a material or immaterial nature, or for those caused by the use of these details, unless willful misconduct or gross negligence is proved on our part. Furthermore any liability is excluded for damages, both material and immaterial, which could be caused by the use of equipment, household appliances, furniture or other items in the rental property, unless willful misconduct or gross negligence is proved on our part. We fully reserve the right to amend, without prior notice, all individual features or details of the rental property listed online.

References and Links

We make clear that we have no influence on the design and content of the majority of pages linked from this domain, and that we are fully excluded from any liability for any content of external sites. If against our better judgment, the links from this domain should lead to content that is outdated or in any way offensive, please let us know. The inclusion or omission of a link, and the order in which links appear, does not represent any opinion of their relative merit. The above restrictions also apply to visitor entries in our guestbooks, discussion forums and social media portals.

Data Privacy Information (EU-GDPR)

This website does not use cookies, tracking or analysis systems. For the presentation of contents and in the context of its general use, no personal data is collected by default. Yet there is one exception: When you use or mail form for booking requests we ask you to insert your name, because this allows us to address you in a more personal way. We will use this information (and all other input you may enter) only in the context of the booking process. Alternatively you have the possibility to send us a direct mail without mentioning your name. All incoming data in the context of the booking and the corresponding e-mail correspondence with us are stored in-house in accordance with the provisions of the European data security regulations (EU-GDPR). We will not pass any information to third parties without your consent and any personal data concerning your booking can be deleted on request. We will use all data that you send us only for the intended purpose and the direct correspondence with you. For information, correction, deletion, restriction, blocking or transferability of any potentially stored data, please contact the above address and us directly.
Note on social media features: On the start page we offer the possibility to "like" this website and "Taut´s Home" at your own Facebook account and/or to transfer pictures in galleries in external Pinterest accounts. The excertion of these offers is only possible for registered users of these services. For privacy reasons, we point out that such use includes the transfer of individual data to US companies and their processing servers, which is a process beyond our control and access. For more details please refer to the corresponding guidelines of Pinterest and Facebook.

Berlin specific Regulations

Since 1 August 2018, all residential real estate in Berlin which is rentable on short term-basis must be officially registered in accordance with a recently introduced municipal law ("ZwVbG"). The corresponding registration number for Taut´s Home is: 08/Z/ZA/003544-16.

Copyright and Trademarks

The terms Tautes Heim and Taut’s Home, as well as all content, photos and text on this site are protected by copyright. Any reproduction or use in other electronic or printed publications is not allowed without our express consent. If permission is granted, the standard credit line needs to include our website domain, i.e. "©"

Website Design

Ben Buschfeld, - graphic and interface design


Ben Buschfeld, Katrin Lesser


Our sponsors paid for all the wall and ceiling paints. To Mr. Fock and the Keimfarben company, we owe special thanks for this assistance. Our gratitude also to Winfried Brenne and Manfred Hoffmann from Brenne Architects for technical building advice, and to Erik-Jan Ouwekerk for the free use of three interior photos in our printed leaflet. An additional special thanks goes out to our many friends, relatives and neighbors for their advice, assistance, encouragement or donations of various materials. Last not least, thanks to Jeremy Gray for translating this site to proper English.


Numerous craftsmen did a great job on the site. We want to thank the following companies for their fine work and pleasant cooperation:

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