Crystal Road - Glasstraße
Out and about in the glass production region of the Bavarian Forest and the Upper Palatinate Forest
The production and processing of glass has a tradition spanning over 700 years in the Bavarian Forest and the Upper Palatinate Forest.
There are still many small and large glassworks to this day, as well as glass museums and glass landmarks. To fully “experience” glass, you can blow a glass ball for yourself and do plenty of shopping at the JOSKA Interactive Exhibition & Glass-blowing Works in Bodenmais and at the Weinfurtner Glass Village in Arnbruck.
At JOSKA, you can also admire, for example, the largest wheat beer glass in the world, as well as the world´s biggest Christmas bauble and Easter egg.
At the Zwiesel Kristallglas in Zwiesel, you can take a look at the largest glass pyramid in the world, which is 8 metres high and made from more than 90,000 glass tumblers.
Glass art from numerous international artists can be seen in the Glass Gardens in Frauenau, which is directly next to the Frauenau Glass Museum, where the history of glass around the world is presented.
In the three-river-town, Passau, enjoy a visit to the Glass Museum which is home to the largest collection of Bohemian glass worldwide. This unique museum was once inaugurated by the first man on the moon, the American astronaut Armstrong.