• 1 Oelsnitz V Teppichmuseum HSF 7796-k
1 Oelsnitz V Teppichmuseum HSF 7796-k2 Oederan Textilmuseum HSF 5784-k3 Hohenstein Ernsthal Textil Rennsportmuseum HSF 4770-k4 Grossschoenau Damast-Frottiermuseum HSF 1240-k5 Limbach Oberfrohna Esche Museum HSF 0883-k

Past and Present

As before in England and later in parts of Asia, the textile industry was Saxony’s engine of industrialization. With Leipzig as a centre of international trade, the introduction of water power, a well-developed infrastructure, and to a limited extent raw materials, all the necessary conditions for a successful foundation of the textile industry were given. Far-sighted entrepreneurs invested in all areas from research to trade, but particularly successfully in the production of textile machines, with its centre in Chemnitz. Products such as Plauen lace, embroidery from Eibenstock or damask from Gross-Schönau soon dominated the world market. Many of these products are still manufactured in Saxony, albeit on a smaller scale. And glimpses into the past and present are always possible for interested visitors.

Sights

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Factory

Plauen Lace

08525 Plauen

Plauen and the Vogtland present themselves as location of many successful embroidery companies with label Plauen Lace.

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German Damask and Terry Museum

02779 Großschönau

For 350 years, Großschönau was the centre of damask production in Germany, which today is shown at functional machines in the German Damask and Terry Museum.

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DIE WEBEREI I Museum Oederan

09569 Oederan

In the interactive museum for weaving and cloth making history, the visitors himself becomes the protagonist.

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Esche Museum Limbach-Oberfrohna

09212 Limbach-Oberfrohna

In a former hosiery mill the history of textiles in the region, which is closely connected with the name of the entrepreneur family Esche, can be experienced.

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Braunsdorf Historical Demonstration Weaving Mill

09577 Niederwiesa/ OT Braunsdorf

Decorative and furniture fabrics from the Zschopau Valley were popular all over the world. In this former weaving mill, the production process can be traced.

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Spinnerei Leipzig

04179 Leipzig

The once largest cotton mill in continental Europe was revived by artists, designers, printers and gallerists.

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Plauener Spitzenmuseum – Plauen Lace Museum

08523 Plauen

Delicate handwork and lace industry - a tour through the history of a unique textile industry.

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Passementerie Workshop in Schlettau Castle

09487 Schlettau

Schlettau Castle has a changeful history and many attractions, including a passementerie workshop.

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Plauen Lace Embroidery Demonstration Workshop

08523 Plauen

Visitors of the Plauen Lace embroidery demonstration workshop cannot only trace the sophistication of the artistic designs but are also awarded a Lace diploma.

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Embroidery Museum Eibenstock

08309 Eibenstock

Embroidery made the town in the Ore Mountains world-famous.The Eibenstock’s Embroidery Museum illustrates the regional embroidery industry.

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Technical Museum of Ribbon Weaving in Großröhrsdorf

01900 Großröhrsdorf

Experience the diversity of ribbon weaving.

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Carpet Museum in Voigtsberg Castle

08606 Oelsnitz

Even today, carpets of the brand "Crescent" are made in Oelsnitz​​. The museum in Voigtsberg Castle tells this story.

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