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Gornsdorf Hosiery Factory

Museum · Greifensteinregion · 440 m
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    Rundstrickmaschine in der Strumpffabrik Gornsdorf
    Photo: Vanessa Schüppel, CC BY-ND, Greifensteinregion
A gem of industrial culture, right in the heart of Gornsdorf.

In this small 19th century stocking factory, various knitting and weaving methods are vividly explained by means of some historical machines.

The museum at the stocking factory exhibits the industry’s machines and technologies, which prompted an industrial boom in the region around the Greifensteine and in the Zwönitztal valley. Marvel at the historical flat knitting machines (with bearded needles) and circular knitting machines (with latch needles), some of which are still functional and can be tried by visitors. The tour guide Mr. Clauss sheds light on how women’s stockings and socks were produced. Machines for tackling heels and toes, so-called finishing machines for linking and sewing, are also on display. When the winding machine for preparing the thread material starts up, the whole museum rattles and shakes.

The museum also examines the 200-year history of stocking-making in Gornsdorf, and illustrates the different types of machines used in the industry. A small hosiery exhibition complements the detailed and well-maintained exhibits.

Opening hours

Open by telephone agreement.


free of charge
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Update: July 29, 2023

Public transport

From Stollberg via Zwönitz, Thalheim, Gornsdorf and Auerbach, line 190 runs hourly on weekdays and every 2 hours on weekends to the region. The "Rathaus Gornsdorf" bus stop is about 100m away.

By road

The museum is located on Hauptstrasse in Gornsdorf, opposite the primary school.


Parking is available on the road, but prohibited in some places. There are additional parking facilities at Gornsdorf town hall, about 100 m away.


50.708645, 12.884916
50°42'31.1"N 12°53'05.7"E
33U 350664 5619559
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Gornsdorf Hosiery Factory


Hauptstraße 69
09390 Gornsdorf
+491578 8320064 E-mail:
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