Idyllically eaten up by nature and embedded in a narrow valley only surrounded by a few also old houses. I was astounded that such calm and really lost place can survive in such an urbanized part of Germany.
The paper factory is rather old and started its business in 1856. Since then the factory was a few times rebuilt and extended to the form we see today. They produced train tickets, tapestry paper and mainly cement bags.
The factory had two steam engines and produced energy also for the surrounding communities. After the WW II the factory had 900 employees at its peak and produced cardboard, and all sorts of special paper. Still the main part of the production were the cement and coal bags. In 1970 production was not any more efficient and cheap and the owner closed down the plant.
Since then the factory decayed slowly. Very luckily this plant is so remote that vandals and graffiti painters have not found the place. A very nice 40 year industrial decay can be seen. The factory is easy accessible and neighbors are not watching. But there are a few signs of a beginning security effort. So hurry up if you know where to seek.
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