ALL ABOUT THE Villa Mittelsten ScheidAs a meeting place for the Vorwerk Academy and the new center of the owner family,
it serves the purposes of the Vorwerk company.


Today’s Villa Mittelsten Scheid already has a long history. At the end of the 19th century, a Swiss-style summer villa was built on the site of the present-day villa in the Boltenberg neighborhood, and in April 1902, work began to replace it with a larger villa emulating the style of an English country house.
Entrepreneur Gustav Baum commissioned the Elberfeld-based architect Heinrich Plange, the architect of choice of big business in the Bergisch region, to build the house. In 2011, Vorwerk purchased the villa and grounds from the Baum family. The villa was listed as a historical building in the city of Wuppertal in 1985.
The aim of the restoration that ensued was to unite modern requirements, on the one hand, with conservational aspects on the other. Wherever possible, old features were reinstated or restored. As a result, the architectural heritage and the identity of the villa have been preserved. What’s more, an octahedral guesthouse has also been built in the grounds.

At the same time, the idea is for the Villa Mittelsten Scheid to make the owner family’s connection with and closeness to the company tangible and to provide a venue for encounters in a family atmosphere. So the villa is chiefly used as a meeting place within the context of Vorwerk Group events, seminars, conferences and training opportunities.

In-house Vorwerk Group training and further training events for skilled and management staff and also seminars and workshops are held in the historical villa and the newly built guesthouse, which sleeps 22. The guesthouse provides accommodation for external visitors, most of whom come to Wuppertal from international Vorwerk Group operations. In total, the villa has four conference rooms of various sizes on the first floor. These are used, among other things, by the Holding Company’s Staff Development department for Vorwerk Academy events.