Papiermühle Alte Dombach
Paper had been produced in Bergisch Gladbach since 1582 until the last factory closed in 2021. Paper was and is indispensable: education without books, democracy without newspapers, trade without packaging – unthinkable. Paper is increasingly being replaced by digital communication and – compared with plastics and other materials – is considered sustainable. At Papiermühle Alte Dombach, or the Old Dombach Paper Mill, visitors can trace the change from handicraft to mass production and, beyond the production of paper, also learn about its significance.