Infocentrum: 9:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 17:00
On foot, bike, car
Distance from IC:
Mon closed Tue-Fri 9-12 13-17 Sat-Sun 10-17
Welcome to the heart of the Ascher Ländchen, where a fascinating insight into the radiant history of textile production and the important heritage of the region unfolds. Imagine how more than two centuries ago, textile production took its first steps here. In the 18th century, it began to flourish, and with the onset of the industrial revolution, it literally exploded. Even the harsh times after World War II couldn't quench its spirit. Many people might think that the departure of the German population spelled the end of the textile industry in this region, but that is far from the truth.
Factories were nationalized, new people arrived in the borderland, and production continued. This continued until the 1990s when new changes came after the events of 1989, and textile mills began to weaken.
Today, our museum is the sole reminder of the rich history of textile production in Ascher Ländchen. Since the 1970s, it has been collecting all possible documents related to textile production in the region. The museum strives to preserve everything related to the textile industry, from various machines, spinning and weaving looms to knitting frames and gloves. Of course, we must not forget the results of their work, such as beautiful lace, curtains, clothing, aprons, and much more, including gloves. The museum boasts one of the largest collections of textile gloves in Europe, with over 20,000 pieces. Furthermore, you can witness the entire glove production process right here.
However, our museum offers much more than just textile history. As you stroll through this fascinating space, you will also come across records of reconciliation crosses that remind us of important aspects of regional history and the determination to preserve the memory of those who endured difficult times. These crosses, also known as "Versöhnungskreuze," are symbols of reconciliation and hope, erected at sites where tragic events, often associated with war, occurred.
So, if you are planning a trip to Ascher Ländchen, be sure not to miss this fascinating museum. Here, you will not only become acquainted with the rich textile history of the region but also gain insight into the captivating traditions that continue to shape this area. Prepare for an adventurous journey through time and the unraveling of mysteries you will want to thoroughly explore.