The prefabricated house company Hanse Haus: the exciting journey from the Hanseatic city of Lübeck-Travemünde to Oberleichtersbach in the Bavarian Rhön

The company &
its history

When master carpenter Hermann Wandke founded his small carpentry business in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck-Travemünde in 1929, he surely didn’t think that people would still be writing about him 90 years later.

Because he couldn't know that

by establishing the company “Hanse-Fertighaus-Bau”, he had laid the foundations for one of today’s leading prefabricated house companies in Germany.

Of course, a lot has changed since then, but one thing has stayed the same:

the passion for the natural material that is wood and our Nordic name “Hanse Haus”, which even today seems exotic in the middle of the Bavarian Rhön.

for approximately 90 years

Company founding in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck

In Lübeck-Travemünde, the small carpentry business “Hanse-Fertighaus-Bau” is founded.

Hanse Haus Werk in Travemünde in den 60er Jahren

Unterleichtersbach as the head office location

On a trip to the south, company founder Hermann Wandke discovers Unterleichtersbach in Lower Franconia in the Bavarian Rhön.

He establishes a subsidiary factory of Hanse Haus here a few years later.

Das Bauherrenzentrum von Hanse Haus in Oberleichetrsbach aus der Luft

Relocation of the main prefabricated house factory to Bavaria

The factory in Unterleichtersbach is modernised, making the location in Bavaria the main production site for Hanse Haus prefabricated houses.

Hanse Haus moves to the Rhön area in Bavaria for good.

Männer bei der Produktion im Werk von Hanse Haus
Mann beim zuschneiden eines Holzbalkens im Werk von Hanse Haus
Junge Männer beim Studieren eines Hausplans im Werk von Hanse Haus

The Colani Haus on the occasion of our 75th anniversary

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Hanse Haus presents an architectural study on living in the future together with design icon Luigi Colani. The result is a “rotor” house of only 36 square metres in size which can be visited at our Show Home Park in Oberleichtersbach.

Architekt Luigi Colani in einem Fertighaus von Hanse Haus

A Hanse Haus passive house in just eight hours

Hanse Haus builds a passive house in just eight hours before numerous spectators on the occasion of the company’s 80th anniversary. Once again, it demonstrates its qualities as a competent manufacturer of prefabricated houses.

Show home in Bad Vilbel according to KfW Efficiency House 40 standard

Hanse Haus opens the first show home built according to KfW Efficiency House 40 standards – even before KfW officially introduced this new subsidy level for new buildings.

VARIANT - Einfamilienhaus mit Satteldach als Fertighaus von Hanse Haus
Hanse Haus Fertighäuser

Awarded for being the fairest prefabricated house manufacturer

Focus Money asks how fairly prefabricated house manufacturers deal with their customers. Hanse Haus receives the highest marks in all categories.

Hanse Haus Auszeichnung Fertighausbau

Show home according to plus-energy standards

With its plus-energy concept, Hanse Haus in Wuppertal presents a show home that generates more energy than it consumes.

VARIANT - Einfamilienhaus mit Satteldach als Fertighaus von Hanse Haus
Hanse Haus Fertighäuser

Still more show homes & awards

Award for sustainability

The German Sustainable Building Council (GSBC) awards the Gold Sustainability Certificate for the first house in Germany heated by a gas fuel cell – Hanse Haus’s show house in Oberleichtersbach.

Now the fairest prefabricated house manufacturer for the fourth time

Hanse Haus once again receives top marks from Focus Money and is honoured for the fourth time in a row as the fairest prefabricated house company.

Prizewinner at the Grand Prix for Medium-Sized Enterprises

Hanse Haus is a prizewinner at the Grand Prix for Medium-Sized Enterprises The prefabricated house manufacturer Hanse Haus is one of the most exemplary and best medium-sized companies in Bavaria.

Construction of two show homes according to the Efficiency House 40 Plus standard

The construction of new show homes according to the subsidy-eligible Efficiency House 40 Plus standard at the Mülheim-Kärlich Show Home Centre and at the Günzburg Prefabricated House World.

Awards & new show homes

Once again test winner in the Focus Money customer survey "fairest prefabricated house manufacturer"

In the Focus Money customer survey on the subject of "Fairness among German prefabricated house manufacturerer", Hanse Haus has received best marks in all six categories for the 7th time in a row. 

Awarded "Premier" at the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises

Hanse Haus is honoured as "Premier" at the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises. It is the highest award at federal level. 


Opening of two new show homes near Stuttgart and Dresden in Germany

Two new show homes were opened in the exhibition Eigenheim & Garten in Fellbach and in the UNGER-Park in Dresden.

Herr Hammer erhält die Auszeichnung zum Großer Preis des Mittelstands
Haus mit Satteldach und Anbau

Awards & new show homes

Once again test winner in the Focus Money customer survey "fairest prefabricated house manufacturer"

In the Focus Money customer survey on the subject of "Fairness among German prefabricated house manufacturerer", Hanse Haus has received best marks in all six categories for the 7th time in a row. 

Awarded "Premier" at the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises

Hanse Haus is honoured as "Premier" at the Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Enterprises. It is the highest award at federal level. 


Opening of two new show homes near Stuttgart and Dresden in Germany

Two new show homes were opened in the exhibition Eigenheim & Garten in Fellbach and in the UNGER-Park in Dresden.

Herr Hammer erhält die Auszeichnung zum Großer Preis des Mittelstands
Haus mit Satteldach und Anbau