Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN GERMANY


‘Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig’ is an abandoned textile factory in the important textile city Finsterwalde.

The old factory on a postcard

Finsterwalde grew with the cloth industry from the idyllic village into a major manufacturing city. In 1886 they build this ‘Tuchfabrik F.F. Koswig’. The factory kept expanding until 1913 when the last buildings was added to the site. In the factory quality fabrics were manufactured. In 1913 more than 700 skilled workers were employed at the factory. The work developed in the following years into the largest cloth factory in Germany.

In the 1930s follows an expension of the building with a new dining room and warehouse wing. After the Second World War, in 1945, the factory was privatized by the state-owned Treuhandanstalt, the Trust agency of the DDR. It was soon followed by the closing of the factory. In 1992 the inventory was sold to foreign companies. The buildings became empty, but were listed as industrial heritage. The photos of ‘Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig’ were taken in 2014.

Built 1886
Abandoned 1947
Endangered
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig
Feintuchwerke F.F. Koswig


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