Since Weng-Hennen House announced her opening in January 2015, it has been one year. For a vacation house just like her, one year is such a short business time that you may wonder what I should say about this year and about her.
The house itself represents not only our personal project but also a center of cultural exchange between Taiwan and Germany, in the direction of my wish. It is a dream that is partially realized by the visit of Director Der-Shen Wei in April 2015. During his short stay in Weng-Hennen House, Director Wei accepted an interview cooperated made by reporters Fengying Weng (Housekeeper) of Taiwan Macroview TV and Wei-Kuang Zhong of Free Radio Asia. In this interview, Director Wei once again elaborated his idea of producing films and responsibilities carried in his films to reflect another deeper dimension of Taiwan history. Either enjoying the food in the BBQ party or chatting with Director Wei, that was a really nice and pleasant evening for all the guests.
Weng-Hennen House wants to provide friendly personal contact to all guests. For students who were here in summer and autumn, the house is not only a house or a hotel where they sleep and eat but also a house where they could experience essential and true life in Germany. We rode bicycles together to the Langwaden Monastery, we went hiking together, we baked biscuits in Christmas time and we visited museum Hombroich…
Weng-Hennen House is generous in sharing everything with our guests. For nature lovers, our garden is a paradise offering a venue for different vegetables, fruits and spices. Guests are welcomed to pick vegetables, such as tomatoes, zucchini and other salats for their cooking; they are offered to taste sweet and tasty cherries, peaches, grapes and various berries. Guests praised of our laurel leaves because they did have a good cooking experiences from the spice.
Dr. Chu becomes our good friend after he stayed in our house for Medica exhibition. He lost his way home and found himself in a bar just beside our house. We together smiled at what happened and accepted it as part of history of our house sincerely. The dear couple from Taipei had great experience of enjoying white wine (Riesling) with our house label. Sheldon, Alice and Jacky, exhibitors of Medica, had a wonderful time while we guided them through forests to city Grevenbroich.
We want to express our deepest gratitude toward people who used to give their hands to our house. Without them, Weng-Hennen House has no enough courage to make her first step. 2015 is a good and positive beginning and we wish all the guests all the best time in 2016.