“What porcelain is to Meißen, rugs are to Oelsnitz.” This sentence was coined by a city chronicler from Oelsnitz.
For more than 130 years now, carpet making has shaped the city of Oelsnitz to great lengths.
The comparison with the famous Meißner porcelain is no coincidence. For the past 130 years, the specialists in Oelsnitz have been making rugs that are nowadays sold all over the world. Rugs are not only decoration or something to tread on; they are also a complex construction of symbols and colours. What is therefore more appropriate than to dedicate the rug museum in Schloss Voigtsberg to these works of art?
A hint of One Thousand and One Nights engulfs the curious visitor here, when he encounters the “flying” carpets between floors. The development of the rug industry is further highlighted by the rustic Axminster carpet weaving loom from 1910 or the oriental knitting machines from the 1930s – this display is a must for fans of old industrial heritage.