Even on a rainy day Glasi offers an exciting experience for the whole family.
Glasi is at 2 minutes’ walking distance from the train station Hergiswil.
Start your visit at the Glasi Museum “Formed by Fire”. It will guide you through the history of glass making and of Glasi Hergiswil. You can wander through a carefully reconstructed cabinet of illusions and experience the economic ups and downs of the Glasi works, as if you stepped into a time machine.
The European Council named the museum “one of the most beautiful museums in Europe”.
Rainy day programme – Watch the glassblowers at work
From the visitor’s stand you have an ideal view of the glassmakers’ platform and can observe our craftsmen in their rhythmical working activity. Working around the heart of Glasi – the furnace – our glassmakers blow, cast and shape the typical Hergiswil glass. Free admission.
Rainy day programme – Blow your own glass ball
On the spectators’ stand you and your children can blow your own glass ball for Fr. 20.–, with the help of a glassmaker. After about 15 minutes’ cooling, the glass ball is ready for you to take home. You can also have a souvenir photo to take home and a video on YouTube.
Rainy day programme – It never rains in the glass labyrinth
Prepare to be enchanted with your children! Find your way through the glass labyrinth and enjoy the light show and the special sound. Be careful not to get any bruises from walking into a glass wall! At the cash desk you’ll receive slippers and white gloves for your exploration of the labyrinth.
Rainy day programme – Fascinating exhibitions
Wander with your children through the interesting, exciting and instructional exhibitions:
Glass Jewels – Flühli glass from the 18th and 19th century
Glasi Glass Archive – Over 100 years of Glasi Hergiswil in one room.
Phenomenal Glass – Discover, play with and experience glass!
“znirP and nisseznirP” – Six fairy tales and one sad story.
Free admission to the exhibitions.
Rainy day programme – Shopping in our first choice and second choice factory shops
In our 1st choice shop you’ll find glass in its perfect form, packed as a quality gift.
In our 2nd choice shop we offer glass products with tiny irregularities at reduced prices.
Rainy day programme – Restaurants and cafés
In the Glasi' s Restaurant Adler you can taste local specialities, served on Hergiswil glass plates.
In the Glasi Bar on the lake you can find your favourite drinks, snacks and ice cream.
In the Coffee BAR, next to the factory shop selling seconds, we serve the finest coffee.
And also when the sun is shining, a visit to Glasi is an unforgettable experience for the whole family.