Coarse and Fine

Textile Machines through the Ages

Whether fashion-conscious or not, textiles of every kind are part of modern man's everyday life. English machines revolutionise their production in the 18th century. They are imported or replicated by Saxon entrepreneurs. Saxony becomes a centre of the textile industry in Europe. Craftsmen and engineers design ever more powerful special machines, which are in demand worldwide.

Retrace the footsteps of the industrial revolution. Many of the textile machines shown here still function as they did on their first day of operation.

Today, in Saxony, primarily technical textiles are produced, distinguished by their functionality, durability and light weight. Research institutes check their reliability and develop new applications. Some of them can be seen her. Do not miss the opportunity to experiment at the designated stations.