Philosopher Lambert Wiesing: “Luxury cannot be bought” – Why real luxury requires a show of strength

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The meeting place for a conversation about luxury could hardly be better: in Schiller's garden house in Jena, which belongs to the nearby university. The famous poet and thinker purchased the house at the end of the 18th century as a summer residence for his family. At the back of the garden he had a small tower built that barely fit a desk and a chair. You can enjoy the view and the peace here all alone – what a luxury.

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