Since the middle of the 19th century the textile industry has great meaning to Saxony and especially to the city of Plauen, as its world-known for "Plauen lace". To show the importance of the textile industry, they built the Fabrik der Fäden. Since its opening on November 12, 2023, the museum has been dedicated to the history of the Vogtland textile industry as well as Plauen lace.
Vogtland textile history on 1200 m2
Within the walls you will find authentic objects, interactive exhibits and modern pieces, such as the LED floor. There are also various media offerings, such as a media guide. In addition embroidery and sewing machines, you will also find early industrial steam engines, as well as some historical items of clothing and, of course, the textile trademark, "Plauen lace".
Modern architecture meets historical building
Next to the audition, the interrelationship between the old calico print works and the modern elements of the museum is fascinating. The building is considered to be one of the most important architectural monuments with a high urban and technical-historical value, as it is the most important surviving factory building.
In 1775 Saxonys first calico printing works, a print shop that prints on cotton, was built in Plauen. Between 1808 and 1814, this was expanded into a spinning mill, in which a steam engine was installed in 1858. 39 years later, the Weisbach family took over the building, which is why it has borne the name "Weisbachsches Haus" ever since. Finally, starting in 2017, it was converted into todays Fabrik der Fäden. which opened on November 12, 2023.
How to get there
With the car
Directly across from the museum there is a paid parking lot, which is free of charge for parking for up to three hours.
With public transport
The best way to reach the Fabrik der Fäden by bus is via the bus stop "Plauen, Böhlerstraße", which can be reached with lines 50, 51, 90 and 991. From the station, follow Böhlerstraße for 300m to the entrance of the factory. The museum can also be reached by train, if you get off at "Bahnhof Mitte, Plauen" and take tramway lines 3 or 4 to "Neue Elsterbrücke", it is only a 650m walk to the historic building.