The Glasi in Hergiswil is not just a museum: first and foremost it’s a working glass factory where craftsmen blow glass objects such as vases, wine glasses or Christmas tree decorations. You can watch the glassblowers at work (they also work on Saturdays) and you can blow your own glass ball under supervision. Different exhibitions and a museum show the history of the factory, the physical properties of glass, like singing glass, and period glass products. There is also a glass maze which is quite a challenge to navigate - dimly lit with coloured lights, the reflections and transparencies keep you on your toes, which, by the way, are in soft slippers which are provided together with gloves before entering. You can buy a large range of handmade glass products at the Glasi. After the visit sit down by the lakeside or in one of several restaurants. To get there take a train to Hergiswil or the ship (15' by train, longer if you take the ship), then it’s just five minutes walk from the railway station or the jetty. The SBB has reduced offers.
Open 09:00 - 18:00, Sat 09:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.
Admission free except for the museum (7Sfr) and to the glass maze (5Sfr). Making your own glass ball costs 20Sfr.