Bronner Haus & Dr. Bronner’s Museum Opens in Laupheim, Germany

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The Bronner Haus in Laupheim, Germany is the ancestral dwelling of the Bronner household the place the household enterprise of soapmaking started in 1858.

When Michael Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner’s (Vista, CA), was in Laupheim for a talking occasion, he had an opportunity encounter with the proprietor of the house. She was moved by the historic significance of her dwelling and offered it again to the Bronner household in 2017.

Michael and his brother David, cosmic engagement officer (CEO) at Dr. Bronner’s, then started working with native companions to examine a future for his or her ancestral dwelling.

Renovations started in 2022 together with elevating the ceilings, including 2.1 meters of area to the home and a constructing a brand new exterior glass façade. Building was accomplished in spring 2024.

Along with serving because the official enterprise tackle for Dr. Bronner’s Europe, the Bronner Haus may even host the St. Elizabeth Basis’s “Wohngemeinschaft Emanuel,” a residential dwelling for adults with particular wants. The basement, the place the Bronner household initially started making cleaning soap, will maintain the brand new Dr. Bronner’s Museum.

“We’re grateful to the various companions who made the restoration of our ancestral household dwelling doable,” Michael Bronner mentioned. “The Metropolis of Laupheim, the architects, the final contractor, building companions, museum exhibit designer, and plenty of others made this distinctive mission doable. We’re honored to memorialize our household soapmaking historical past in Laupheim whereas offering a house for neighborhood members with particular wants, in partnership with the St. Elizabeth Basis. We hope the neighborhood of Laupheim and folks from round Germany will go to our humble new museum within the basement of the Bronner Haus to be taught extra about Dr. Bronner’s and our German-Jewish roots.”

To have fun the mission, a grand opening occasion will probably be held from Might 28-29 on the Bronner Haus.

“The story of the Bronner Household is a unprecedented a part of the historical past of Laupheim and of Germany,” mentioned Dr. Anke Buhl, managing director of Dr. Bronner’s Europe. “Preserving this historical past permits us to be taught from those that got here earlier than us. The success of Dr. Bronner’s and the journey of the Bronner household is a testomony to human resilience. I’m proud to have been part of this necessary mission and am excited to have fun the preservation of this historic constructing.”

For extra info, go to www.drbronner.com or www.drbronner.de.

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