On Sunday, 28 August 2022, Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG will be offering a fascinating look behind the scenes. On the occasion of its 275th anniversary, the manufactory will open its doors and invite visitors to an Open Manufactory Day with a summer festival in the castle courtyard. Admission to the production plant and the castle courtyard is free.
275 years of FÜRSTENBERG are a reason to celebrate. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can experience the high craftsmanship of porcelain production. On a free tour through the production areas of the so-called white production, they will learn how the manufactory porcelain is made – how it is shaped, fired and finally decorated in colour. Expert employees demonstrate and explain individual work steps. Children can get creative with modelling and porcelain painting under the guidance of experienced porcelain makers and porcelain painters.
A colourful summer party will take place in the castle courtyard: with culinary delights from the Schmeck-Werk Höxter and various food stalls, live music by the band “Dixie Kings” and clown shows and walk-acts by the clown Piccolo. Regional actors offer exciting activities to participate in, experience and have fun.
The history of the manufactory will come alive in the MUSEUM SCHLOSS FÜRSTENBERG. Together with the Freundeskreis Fürstenberger Porzellan e. V., the museum is dedicating the special exhibition “In Heart and Hand. 275 Years of FÜRSTENBERG – Treasures from Private Ownership”. Precious porcelains from collectors are on public display here for the first time. In the exhibition rooms, the guides are available for exciting museum talks and in the visitors’ workshop, interested visitors can paint a piece of FÜRSTENBERG porcelain themselves. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., museum director Dr. Christian Lechelt will talk about the porcelain visitors have brought with them.
Anyone who is interested in high-quality porcelain for their own home can get inspiration and advice at the factory outlet. In addition to the complete current FÜRSTENBERG and SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG collection, porcelain enthusiasts can still benefit from the last day of the “Colourful Weeks”. Many decorated articles in 2nd choice as well as exclusive individual pieces with crystal glaze are still available at attractive prices on 28 August.