Harzkristall glass manufactury
The craft of manual glass production is part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. The HARZKRISTALL glass factory in Derenburg is one of the few still producing mouth glassworks in Germany. Here traditional glass craftsmanship is presented in an eventful way.
The smelter, founded in 1949, is the only one in Saxony-Anhalt and the northernmost glassworks in Germany. On adventure tours through the glassworks, you will learn everything about the creation and processing of glass - and you can accompany the glassblowers in the production of hand-blown glass products and feel the heat of the melting furnace on your face.
Opening times: Open every day, including Sundays and public holidays.
January to December
9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Eve, New Year, Good Friday, Sunday of the Dead, Christmas Day.
Arrival: By car you can get to the glass factory, which is about 8 km away, in about 10-15 minutes via the L82. The L82 also has a parallel cycle path.
Address: Im Freien Feld 5
38895 Blankenburg OT Derenburg
Tip: put your hands and mouth on yourself! In the demonstration workshop you can make your own decorative ball or other glass products yourself. And in the manufactory's shopping world, you are sure to find one or the other unique piece of glass art as a souvenir.