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Glasmuseum Frauenau

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Glasmuseum Frauenau

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Paul W wrote a review Jul 2019
Eastbourne, United Kingdom2,053 contributions478 helpful votes
Set in a park in the attractive town of Frauenau this museum is full of interesting and attractive examples of the glassmakers art. The layout of the museum is in the form of a spiral taking you through time from the discovery of glass to the present day. In each section there is signage in English and Czech as well as German explaining the development of techniques in glassmaking, but the rest of the signage is (quite reasonably) in German. At the centre of the museum is (a non functioning) model of a glassworks telling the stories of the people who worked there. We have visited other glass museums with larger and more impressive collections, but the open layout and the architecture made this museum stand out. The park surrounding the museum contains glass sculptures and the museum itself has a pleasant cafe.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ron W wrote a review Oct 2018
Fredericksburg, Texas288 contributions71 helpful votes
From the warm greeting till the end of the visit we were very pleased with the museum. It has been about 10 years since we had been here. Currently there is an exhibit of 17th-18th century glass belonging to the Joos family and is on loan for a little while longer. There was not one piece that I would not have gladly taken if offered to me. The museum has glass that is from Roman times right up to glass that is being made right now by artisans. The museum is laid out chronologically and most exhibits have only German descriptions, it is easy to figure out who made, where it was made and when it was made. I wish I could come to Frauenau more often and just enjoy the glass.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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wanderlust3142015 wrote a review May 2018
Berkeley, California184 contributions42 helpful votes
Worth the stop if you’re driving the glass route. Exhibits show the history of glass making, and there are some cool old pieces. Everything is in German (which I don’t speak), but I still enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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RobLaw47 wrote a review Dec 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3,547 contributions87 helpful votes
Even if you are not interested in glass but do have some interest in history, this museum is worth a few hours. It is beautifully organized and puts glass making in the context of the economy and society in general. And there is a surprising US connection. We highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Avis M wrote a review Jun 2016
79 contributions27 helpful votes
A wonderful experience. The museum houses an amazing collection and the grounds are beautiful, with picnic spots and fabulous glass sculptures. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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