The Papermill in Velke Losiny in the Czech Republic

UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Papiermühle Homburg


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.