Hugo Semler was one of many significant Pilsen factory owners and his entrepreneurship activities were focused on production of drawn wire and wire products. The Semler Company became famous also for its gramophone needle production. The Semler family lived in the house in today´s 19 Klatovska Street. On the ground floor there were representative and company premises. The first floor was taken by a spacious flat of Mr. Semler and the apartment on the second floor was rented to tenants.

Until recently the core of the interior was preserved – a dining room with a drawing room and a music salon. Especially the music salon represents undoubtedly the design of Adolf Loos which he created in the period 1931 – 1932 for the wife of Hugo Semler. Two more rooms were also created in the Loos´ style. The principle of symmetry is strictly kept within the rooms; the walls were covered by marble plates of the “Fantastico“ style with its special black and white pattern resembling various fantasy creatures. In the face wall there is a fire place and mirrors in the nicas of the marble-covered walls. The neighbouring living room is separated by glass sliding doors which enable widening of the whole area.

During the World War II the interior was used by the German military leader of Pilsen, Georg von Majewski. Inside the salon neighbouring with the music salon the capitulation of the Pilsen Wehrmacht troops was signed. Immediately after signing the document Georg von Majewski shot himself dead in front of all the other present people.

After the war until 1993 the house was used (including the Adolf Loos interior) by the Czechoslovakian, later the Czech army. Recently, discussions are held about transferring the house to the property of the City of Pilsen. The house with its interior waits for its reconstruction and it cannot be regularly accessed by public.

Adolf Loos, 19 Klatovska Street, Pilsen

Other interiors

B10 10 Bendova Street
K12 12 Klatovska Street
H58 58 Husova Street
K110 110 Klatovska Street
K19 19 Klatovska Street
P6 6 Placheho Street
K140 140 Klatovska Street
NR22 22 Republic Square
  • B10

    10 Bendova Street
    The Apartment of Kraus Family

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 1

  • K12

    12 Klatovska Street
    The Apartment of Doctor Vogl

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 1

  • H58

    58 Husova Street
    The Brummel House

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 2

  • K110

    110 Klatovska Street
    The Semler House

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 3

  • P6

    6 Placheho Street
    Richard Hirsch's Apartment

    The apartment is accessible
    only occasionally.

  • K19

    19 Klatovska Street
    Hugo Semler's Apartment

    The apartment is accessible
    only occasionally.

  • K140

    140 Klatovska Street
    Leo Brummel's Apartment

    The apartment is not accessible
    for public.

  • NR22

    22 Republic Square
    Weiner's Apartment

    The apartment is not accessible
    for public.