More than 20,000 spindles once turned at the Herding Spinning Mill. Today, the imposing brick building is a forum for textile culture, where the story of textiles, past and present, is brought to life. Special exhibitions offer insights into the technology and show off fashion design and international textile art. Function rooms and a glass rooftop café provide space for events.
In close proximity to this is another site, the Weaving Mill. Here you can smell the oil and hard work, and the looms rattle so loud that you can't help but cover your ears. In the huge weaving hall, the drive belts still set more than 30 historic machines in motion. Materials are produced here on a daily basis for the tea towels and tablecloths of our historic collection.
In a worker's house, complete with cultivated garden, you can get to know the meagre everyday life of workers' families.