Papermill Homburg aims for a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Papermill Homburg aims for a UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Three paper mills join together to seek recognition as a World Heritage Site

Paper mill in Velke Losiny (Czech Republic)
Paper mill in Duszniki-Zdroj (Poland)
Paper mill Homburg (Germany)

The Papermill in Duszniki Zdrój in Poland

The Papermill in Duszniki Zdrój  in Poland


 

Paper is still being produced in the paper mill in Duszniki Zdrój

The buttner, our papermaker – just like their predecessors for over four centuries – immerse their scoops in the chest and stack the paper layer between water-absorbent felt layers.

Historical Monument

The paper mill in Duszniki-Zdrój became a historic monument on the basis of the decree of the Polish President in 2011. Its value was decided by its uniqueness on a global scale. The experts of the Institute of National Heritage appreciated with appreciation the degree of conservation of the paper mill. Their attention aroused the active activity of the institution, which during the organization of numerous cultural events and workshops. It also organizes events where the former paper-making technique is presented and made known.

UNESCO World Heritage

To preserve the Paper Museum and thus a Historical Monument for the following generations, the aim is to place the Museum of Duszniki-Zdrój on the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This is a difficult and long-term procedure, yet we believe that it leads to success.

The Papermill in Velke Losiny in the Czech Republic

The Papermill in Velke Losiny in the Czech Republic


 

The paper mill in Velke Losiny in the Czech Republic Living testimony to an ancient tradition

Handmade paper

Handmade paper, despite the torrent of machine-made papers that flooded the market, became a common product in art because of its special properties, and became more and more representative of its exceptional nature, especially as letter and envelope paper.

Manufacture of Velké Losiny

he production of paper in Velké Losiny’s factory today represents a unique technology and is at the same time evidence of a vivid and more than 400-year-old tradition. This is also underlined by the museum, which was established in 1987 as part of the manufactory. Museum visitors can not only visit an exhibition on the history of papermaking and manufacturing, with models of various technological facilities and testimonies of the witch trials that took place in the area in the 17th century. (One of the first victims was Barbara Göttlicher, the wife of a Ullersdorfer papiermacher.) The visit also includes a visit to the individual workstations where the hand-made paper is made. Visitors have the opportunity to try out the technology themselves. The intention is to include the Papiermanufaktur in the UNESCO World Heritage List.