Schauglasbläserei im Pulverturm

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Schauglasbläserei im Pulverturm

Schauglasbläserei im Pulverturm

22 reviews
Very good

Lakewood Ranch, FL67 contributions
Very cute littl shop where there are doing the glas work them self
Jun 2016 • Family
It's a little shop with lots of cute glass gifts. The shop is cute and location very nice, right in the city and not far from the market place. The glas gets made there and there are having classes and shows.
Written June 29, 2016
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6 contributions
Master in action
Sep 2015 • Family
It was beautiful to see the magic behind transform sand to glass and how to get shape to a champagne cup
Written September 21, 2015
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Peterborough, UK136 contributions
Very interesting, well worth a visit!
Aug 2015 • Family
We went as a large family group with a couple of German speakers among us which was very handy as the man who speaks English was not in. The man who did do the demonstration was very friendly though and I am sure would of used more English if we had needed it. It was great to see him make a horse and a glass with such skill and the children were mesmerised. We paid to make our own glass bubbles which is definitely worth doing as it was great fun and really adds to the experience. We all really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Written August 28, 2015
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Marianne H
Hameln, Germany29 contributions
Bring home your own glass bauble
Sep 2014 • Solo
The glass blowing demonstration, based on a long tradition of craftsmanship, is an outstanding experience even if you just watch the process, but it becomes a fantastic experience if you decide to make your own glass bauble with the help of the staff. You may select your own colour to match the bauble with things at home or you may give your creation away as a very special present.
Written June 30, 2015
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Melinda B
London, UK23 contributions
Why isn't everyone in Hameln doing this?
May 2013 • Friends
While we enjoyed every little bit of Hameln, this was hands down the best part of the trip. The Schauglasblaserei is located in the Powder Tower, just five minutes walk out of the Old Town square.

We attended on a Saturday morning and asked to do the glassblowing demonstration and have a go ourselves, the price was an exceptionally reasonable 16.90 Euro.

We were worried initially that because we were the only two people there, we'd have to come back when there was a larger crowd, but it was no bother, Markus was more than happy to take us through it all with just us as his audience.

What happened then was an hour of pure wizardry. The staff could not have been more accommodating, despite our very bad German they took the time and effort to translate into English for us so we could follow the demonstration both verbally and on the handy English explanation card.

During the demonstration Markus made a glass lampshade, a penguin and a horse, all whilst very calmly telling us the history of glass blowing and how glass is made and where the colours come from. He worked deftly and competently, but managed to be friendly and engaging even when dealing with molten glass, explaining everything he was doing so we could follow it all. He was very patient with our questions and our incessant photo taking and the demonstration passed far too quickly, I could have cheerfully sat there all day and watched him work.

After the demonstration, we were invited to make our own glass bubbles to take away with us, and Markus again took us through the steps, laughing when we made mistakes and had to start again, letting us select the colours we wanted to use and generally being brilliant. The man is a legend.

The following day, we returned to collect our bubbles and mine is now hanging happily at home.

I would advise anyone interested (and you should all be interested) to leave at least a day between making your bubble and leaving Hameln, as the bubbles need 24 hours to cool before they can be taken. There is also a beautiful gift shop, chock-full of gorgeous glass items all made in the workshop.

I would tell anyone going to Hameln to make time to take part in this. In fact, I'm tempted to lurk around the town square and start dragging them there myself so they can see how exciting it is. It's fantastic for children and adults and gives you a detailed insight into an insanely complex and beautiful art form and the chance to make a very unique souvenir of your own.
Written May 29, 2013
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