The Paper



Paper Making – Couching – Pressing – Drying

These are the most important steps in manual papermaking. But what sounds so simple proves very laborious in the work process and requires a high degree of tact in the papermaker.
Visitors can even immerse themselves in “matter” with both hands – so draw a sheet of paper. Each hand-made piece of paper is equally unique and a sensual experience.

From the Homburger paper mill used to be mainly writing and specialty papers, until 1910 also hand-made handmade paper. Before the Second World War until its closure in 1975, the mill specialized in folders and packaging papers, which were sold throughout Germany and exported abroad. Today, the papermaker Johannes Follmer manufactures in his factory again deckle edged paper for the use and artistic needs, which can be purchased in the museum