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The historic textile mill

The first factory buildings of the 'Tuchfabrik Gebr. Pfau' were build up in 1885. They remained in family ownership until 1972 when they were amalgamated into the VEB Volltuchwerke Crimmitschau. In 1990, the whole site of the Gebr. Pfau cloth mill was declared a national heritage site. Its size and completeness in original historic buildings and machinery make it unique in Central Europe.

Visitors can follow the production line of woollen cloth step by step on guided tours: beginning with the raw wool to the readily packed rolls of fabric. The machines are being demonstrated by former employees of the regional textile industry. This way, visitors can gain an insight not only into technical history but also into the work and life of the textile workers.