That is the current Corona situation at Haus der Seidenkultur

The “Silk Boutique” at Haus der Seidenkultur (HdS) will remain open in November as a specialist shop for high-quality silk products. “However from Monday, 2nd November the weaver museum with all the classical exhibition areas will be closed“, said Dieter Brenner announcing the implementation of the compulsory Corona break.

The boutique in Luisenstrasse 15 which functions as a completely autarkic retail shop where the Corona regulations can be strictly adhered to is exempt from closure. “We can guarantee disinfection facilities, social distancing, separate entrance and exit“, says Brenner.

Furthermore the press spokesperson underlined how important the income would be in the pre-Christmas period because HdS makes the sales proceeds available for cultural work in the “Town like Silk and Velvet”.

Other institutions would also benefit from Christmas shopping. For example the Krefeld Zoo. The former foundations of the ape house are currently being removed and HdS is already supporting the construction of a new foundation for the ape house through an extensive fund-raising campaign.

As is generally known, HdS had a silk twill scarf made immediately after the catastrophic fire. It depicts animal motifs which originate from the collection of the zoo photographer Hella Hallmann who recorded life in the enclosure with her camera. For a sensational price of 28 € it is possible to acquire this unique item in the Silk Boutique. Ten euros go directly into the donation box for the zoo.

The range of items offered also includes silk scarves and neckties with historic patterns which were once woven in the Hubert Gotzes weaving workshop for ecclesiastical textiles for the splendid liturgical vestments.

The Silk Boutique at Haus der Seidenkultur is open Wednesday to Friday from 15 to 18 hours and Sunday from 13 to 17 hours. You can obtain more information by telephone during the opening hours under 02151-936960 or by email under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The popular “Ape Scarf” is also available in the Silk Boutique in Luisenstraße 15.

Photo HdS