Manufactory Day

The German Craft Council regularly holds annual general meetings, at which lectures and discussions on upcoming issues are on the agenda.

The Manufactory Day begins with an exhibition
... and then continues into the evening hours
Evening reception at Direktorenhaus

The chocolate dessert is “worked out” with a chisel and a hammer.

Katja Kleiss

In addition to the annual meetings, smaller events are held to provide special information.

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