In 1903, Georg Adam Winterling bought the Porcelain Factory Drechsel & Strobel in neighbouring Marktleuthen and assigned the factory’s direction to his son Heinrich. Together with his brothers, Heinrich built up Winterling & Co Company including several subsidiaries. So the porcelain factory in Kirchenlamitz was founded in 1920 as a branch of the Porcelain Factory Oscar Schaller & Co Successors, which the Winterling had acquired before. Conversion into a stock corporation in 1992 was followed by transfer of the company’s main office to Kirchenlamitz where Winterling AG with more than 2,500 employees produced until insolvency in 1999.
PLACES TO VISIT
Kirchenlamitz is a wonderful starting point for long walks and hiking tours through woods and meadows. Come to walk on the traces of the local history of castle Epprechtstein whose first documentary evidence is proved for the 13th century. Or walk along former Winterling porcelain factory to church village Hallerstein. The city of Kirchenlamitz informs on its webpage about walking and hiking possibilities in the town and its surroundings.
- Castle Epprechtstein – Where knights & young castle ladies enjoy a fantastic view
Potato experience trail: With Knolli through Germany’s oldest potato-
growing region (8 information boards 7.5 km / 11.5 km) | Granite labyrinth Epprechtstein | Forest open-air swimming pool Kirchenlamitz
Sechsämter bicycle trail – 15 km on the porcelain industry’s traces from Kirchenlamitz to Weißenstadt
Winter-sports at Kornberg