The “Baruther Glashütte” has been a glass factory since 1716. In 1980 the glass production was shut down suddenly, because the building was in danger of breaking down.
In 1991, an association was founded and renovated the main building and many other houses like the cutting department, the former factory inn, the factory school, and many worker dwellings. Thus, Glashütte became a historical village with active inhabitants, manufacturing artisan products and art.
The Museum has an exhibition about glass and the history of the village, a glass manufacturing site, where visitors can enjoy watching the shaping of the hot glass and produce their own glass sphere. The glass forum is as site to preserve glassblowing as an intangible heritage. Furthermore, the Burger-Exhibition deals with the inventor of the thermos flask, Reinhold Burger. Additionally, there are special exhibitions covering different topics of cultural history and glass design.
For further information, please visit http://www.museum-glashuette.de/
In the village of Glashütte artisans offer bed & breakfast, run workshops and sell artisan goods. Too, a backpacker hotel, a café and a restaurant serve the guests.
For closer information, please visit http://www.museumsdorf-glashuette.de/index.php