The highlight of our Black Forest trip in September was Dorothee’s Glass Hut.
We toured the museum, created our very own glass vases, looked in the shop, and dined in the restaurant.
We were fascinated with watching the glass blowing.
These tools are great!
Here are the colored bits of glass that make the pretty designs.
We chose our 3-4 colors and he added them to the molten glass ball.
We blew the vases and the man shaped them.
Then he cut the vases off the pipe onto the tray.
We waited for them to set about an hour.
Then the vases were polished.
Here are our completed vases with lovely swirly designs.
Katie has been obsessed with glass art for quite some time, so this was a fun artsy trip for her and the rest of our family to blow our own glass vases!
Information about Dorothee’s Glass Hut:
Tour (without any commentary):
Each time the opening times daily 9:00- 17:00, last admission 16:30
Includes visit to Production and Museum, grinding and engraving, cinema
Glass bubbles for visitors:
Daily 9:00- 17:00 (last admission 16:30) Price per vase: €15
Daily (including Sundays and public holidays): 9:00 – 17:30
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Family ticket (2 adults. To 4 children): €12,00
Students (6 to 18 years / 1 – 6 years free): €3,00
Dorothee’s Glass Hut is about 2.5 hours from Ramstein and 3.5 from Spangdahlem.
See our entire Black Forest Weekend Itinerary.