Grafik Papiermühle Alte Dombach


Women examine stacks of paper in the exhibition

Alte Dombach is the ideal destination for company or association excursions or tours with friends and relatives. We would also be happy to compile an individual programme for you. At the end of a guided tour each participant can make their own sheet of paper at the large vat (additional approx. 30 minutes).

Guided Tours

a paved path with information boards, in the background there are some trees

Paper production by hand and on the paper machine

Guided tour adapted to Corona conditions as bookable option

During a tour of the outdoor premises and around some selected rooms visitors learn how paper was produced in the past and how production has changed over the past 200 years. The rag beater and paper-making at the large vat are demonstrated; industrial production is then explained on the plant trail, the machine site and especially at the large paper machine dating from 1889.

Duration: approx. 60 Minutes

Price: 50 € plus entrance fee | max. 7 persons

It is obligatory to register the participants. kulturinfo-rheinland will send an appropriate letter when confirming the booking. The wearing of face-guards is mandatory without any exceptions.

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Gentleman and lady at the paper machine

From the paper mill to the factory, from the luxury item to mass product

During this standard guided tour the visitors learn a lot of interesting facts about paper, its production, its use in the past and nowadays. Highlight of the tour is the demonstration of the laboratory paper machine. The tour can focus specifically on paper production or on paper usage. Please contact us if you are interested in this.

Duration: approx. 1 hour (plus paper-making time)

Price: 50 € per group

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Two ladies scooping up paper

Paper and Environment

In the past paper consumption has risen extremely rapidly. What effect does this have on the environment? Ecological relationships are considered taking water consumption and pollution, deforestation and forest management as well as cellulose production and bleaching as examples.

Duration: approx. 1 hour (plus paper-making time)

Price: 50 € per group

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Celebrate a birthday

Guided tour around the museum with paper-making and demonstration of the laboratory paper machine followed by a sparkling wine reception in the “Tabakskollegium” (Tobacco Club Room).

Maximum number of participants: 25

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 95 € per group plus entrance fee

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Workshop "Team Art – Dry Point Printing"

Brighten up the corridors and offices at your company, surgery, chambers etc. with a jointly created work of art. Or turn your birthday into an extraordinary experience with good friends.

Dry point printing is a graphical gravure printing process in which the drawing is carried out directly on the printing plate using an etching needle. Fine lines or grooves can be etched by creating different depths, which in turn absorb less or more colour giving the picture its character. The dry point gravure print is achieved by pressing the plate on to a lightly sized and slightly moist (vat) paper and applying high pressure. If you wish, you can even make the vat paper yourself.

Getting to grips with a common task promotes the “We feeling” and at the same time creative processes are activated and creativity is required.

Maximum number of participants: 15

Contact: Maike Forsberg, Tel. 01578/1018566, Email:

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 120 € per group plus 8 € material costs

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Bucket frame that is worked by one person

Creative workshops

The following choices are available:

  • Creative Paper-Making: produce your own hand-made paper and experiment with colours and different material (grasses, herbs, glitter or shredded bank notes).
  • Printing Workshop: Produce coloured prints with styrene using the letter-printing process or gravures using the large dry point printing press.

Maximum number of participants: 10 persons

Duration: approx. 2 hours (also bookable outside the museum opening hours)

Price: 175 € per group (incl. small sparkling wine reception)

The workshops can also be booked with a guided tour through the museum (during the museum opening hours):

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Price: 175 € plus 50 € guided tour fee

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Museum educator shows children how to make paper

1. Childhood in Alte Dombach around 1850

The paper maker’s children, Gertrud and Johann Berg, lived and worked in the paper mill. During a guided tour around the museum girls and boys learn how they lived and what work they had to perform in the paper mill.

Age: 4 - 11 years / Kindergarten – 3rd class

Duration: approx. 1 hour (plus paper-making time)

Price: 40 € per group

We recommend that two guided tours be booked for groups with more than 20 participants and the group be split up accordingly.

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