A. Holtzmann & Cie.

Built: 1907

Abandoned: 2007

Visited: 2013


The A. Holtzmann & Cie. was once one of the largest German paper manufacturer. This is its old plant in a valley of the Black Forrest. Since the mid-16th century the valley has beeb the centre of wood processing plants as well as cardboard and paper manufacturers. One of the most important people for this region was Albert Hartmann, in 1883 he started A. Holtzmann & Cie. In 1886 the factory started the production of wood pulp. Already in the following year they started producing paper.


At the start of the new century the old plant was too small for the growing business. Construction of the new headquarters took place in 1907. In the heyday of the work of more than 300 people are employed there. In 2007 the paper mill was closed. The long and successful era of paper production in the valley is over. Approximately 120 employees became jobless at the factory.

Photos A. Hartmann & Cie.

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