Damask is produced at Gross-Schonau and Neu-Schonau.
The industries include linen and damask weaving, tanning, brewing and the manufacture of pins, chemicals and machinery, and a brisk river trade is carried on in agricultural produce.
It has two Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue and manufactures of damask and velvet.
A century later, silk, lace and damask weaving were introduced by French refugees, and became very important industries.
There was a large balcony extending along the front of the house which was fitted with a canopy and hangings of crimson damask silk.