Glass works Harz Crystal
In Derenburg, not far from Wernigerode, is the glass workshop of "Harz Crystal". The glassworks was founded in 1949. In the 60s, the glassworks became affiliated with the University of Art and Design in the castle Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. From 1993 until it's privatisation in 2004, the glassworks was owned by the State of Saxony-Anhalt.
Visitors may take a tour and see how glass is produced using traditional methods in a hut oven. Even in a consumer world traditionally manufactured glass products can still be purchased here.
During the summer months the glass workshop opens up it's outdoor areas for family events. The adventure playground "Glass Magic Land" is probably one of the most beautiful playgrounds in the Harz region.
The meeting and event space "Glass Orb" provides an ideal venue with a very special ambience for your company or family event.
January - March daily from 10am to 5pm
April - December daily from 10am to 6pm
Closed on New Years day, Good Friday, last Sunday before Advent and on Christmas day
entry is free
Workshop tours are offered between 10.30am and 3.30pm
the costs for adults are: 4.00 € per person
Children (6-16 years): 2.50 € per child
Further information can be found on the glass workshop's internet site here.
The glass workshop offer creative opportunities such as blowing your own glass ball, making an imprint of your hand in glass, doing a puzzle with glass, children's birthday parties and group activities.
The glass factory has a lift/elevator and is mostly wheelchair friendly.