In the cloth factory in Esch-Sauer you can find out how cloth was made in the old days. A weavers’ guild already existed there in the 16th century. The origins of the cloth factory therefore go back to the invention of the first woolen machines. In 1807 Martin Schoetter-Greisch built a fulling machine and 10 years later he installed the first spinning machine. In 1866, the factory was enlarged to accommodate all the necessary operations for cloth production.
With the resumption of the manufacture of wool products, the former Esch-Sauer cloth factory was returned to its original purpose after its definitive closure in 1975. An exceptionally valuable cultural and craft heritage was thus not only preserved, but also further developed in keeping with the times. In the cloth factory, the carefully restored machines can be viewed, and they are still in action during guided tours (on request). Today, exclusive woollen fabrics are once again produced on the museum’s machines and offered in the shop.
Do you feel like discovering the nature park with its reservoir, plants, animals and landscapes? Then visit the exhibition in the Nature Park Centre, which is housed in the same building as the cloth factory.
The Obersauer Nature Park exhibition informs visitors of all ages about the nature park, its inhabitants and its environment. In the little houses, children can familiarise themselves in a playful way with the fauna and flora around the reservoir, but also with projects developed especially for them. Touch, try out and play.
Information for parents:
- The address is: 15 Rue de Lultzhausen, L-9650 Esch-sur-Sûre.
- Opening hours: July & August: 10.00-18.00 (open daily). April – June & September – October: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00, November – March: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 14.00-18.00 or 14.00-17.00 (open daily except Wednesdays). Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
- Numerous events and workshops also take place here throughout the year: www.naturpark-sure.lu