Porcelain history

In 1897, Christoph and Wilhelm Jaeger as well as Fritz Thomas founded a porcelain factory. After Thomas had left this business and in 1903 founded an own factory together with Paul Ens, the company operated under the name of Porcelain Factory Marktredwitz Jaeger & Co.

Thomas & Ens became part of Rosenthal AG in 1908 and in 1922 was
one of the biggest factories within Rosenthal group with about 1000
workers. Thomas as a brand name is part of Rosenthal GmbH until
today. In the 1920s, electro-ceramics combined with radio distribution
became a drive for the porcelain industry’s development.
Ceramic production for insulator techniques started in Marktredwitz
as early as in 1917. To ensure supply of raw materials, especially
combustion material, during the world wars, all porcelain producers
made insulators. In 1961, Rosenthal AG reorganized its production in
Marktredwitz to technical ceramics and founded its Technical Works.
Today, CeramTec produces at its Marktredwitz location advanced
ceramics for medicine, automotive industry and other areas of application.

Production of porcelain for daily use and adornment ended in Marktredwitz in 2002 when Kerafina GmbH, founded in 1971, was closed down.


Egerland-Kulturhaus, a museum for civilization from Egerland, was
solemnly inaugurated in 1973. You will experience the moving history
of the Egerländer and the region from which they were expulsed
after 1945. Enjoy rural life, handicraft, industry and bath culture of
past times, including Egerland porcelain ware like cups for healing
water. The porcelain cups, richly decorated, advanced to a representation object par excellence and, until today, serve for drinking cures.

  • Auenpark – area of regional garden show
  • Natural open-air bath with biological reed plant | Water playground with pirate village
  • Wallenstein circular cycling trail | different routes
  • Nativity trail with artistic clay figures