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Glasmuseum Passau, Passau

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More than just an entertaining diversion for a rainy day, Glasmuseum Passau is a wonderland of historic glass. In 1985 astronaut Neil Armstrong cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of this museum, which is filled with more than 30,000 invaluable pieces of glass and crystal, representing a variety of styles and covering centuries of glass-making history. Most of the pieces you can see at this location come from the renowned glassworks of Bohemia, though the museum also exhibits works by the famous Viennese designers. The site is quite large, and it's easy to get lost here for hours; be sure to pick up a floor plan at the entrance before heading to a section that most appeals to your interests. Put Glasmuseum Passau at the forefront of your travel plans using our Passau trip itinerary app.
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  • While visiting Passau, Germany, I read about this museum in things to do in TripAdvisor. Checked it out. You must go inside to find ticket counter. Just looking in the door you would believe it to be....  more »
  • Beautiful glassware but I couldn’t learn about its history or other details. Internet coverage was good enough for Google Translate.  more »
  • We had some tine to kill and decided to visit this museum. Wow! There was so much to see we eventually had enough but what we saw was amazing. Ir was a great use of our time and money.
  • You've got to be at least remotely interested in glass to go round here. There's a *huge* number of pieces and it's arranged by maker / theme. Its not a study of the history of glass making (so no material from Venice here as far as I can see) nor do they illustrate how the techniques are done. Its more a celebration of German / Bohemian (Czech) glassmaking from 1820 to 1930. The pieces range from delightful to (in my opinion) fairly gross, but the range of glass products is covered very thoroughly. Its a good hour or two if you like glass and at 7 EUR it's good value.
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