Im Freien Felde 5 | 38895 Blankenburg | OT Derenburg
Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall

With over a quarter of a million visitors a year, we are one of the biggest attractions in the Harz!

The show workshop is occupied today - decorative balls can be made!

Our 300 parking spaces for cars & motorcycles and six bus parking spaces can be used free of charge on the premises. In addition, 4 e-charging stations are available.

Buy tickets for the EXPERIENCE tour online now and secure seats at the time of your choice!


The glass manufactory at the magazine DAS! On NDR on 08.03.2023.

The Glass EXPERIENCE World in the Harz Mountains

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The HARZKRISTALL glass manufactory in Derenburg combines experience, adventure, recreation, fun and culinary enjoyment in one place. In one of the last active glassworks in Germany, we provide exciting impressions of manual glass production. In our EXPERIENCE tour "ManufaktOur" you will experience glass with all your senses. As part of the Gerhard Bürger Foundation, we thus preserve the traditional craft of glassmaking and our Derenburg production site.

During your visit, you will learn everything about the creation and processing of the raw material glass and accompany our glassmakers and glassblowers up close during the production of mouth-blown glass products. In various creative offers there is the unique opportunity to work with the material glass yourself.


We offer tours of our production!

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Special designs

Individual and special designs of all kinds for private and business customers.


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Shopping world

2,500 sqm with glass in all colors and shapes!

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Discover Christmas Land

Café & Bistro

Coffee, ice cream, delicious food and more!

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Parties and celebrations

The glass magic land... probably one of the most beautiful adventure playgrounds in the Harz Mountains. Here children of all ages can let off steam. Between swing bridges, ropes, towers and other equipment no boredom will arise. The entire outdoor area has been lovingly and imaginatively redesigned into a spacious park, with a small stream running through it, surrounding the sunny terrace of the café.

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Creative offers

Work with glass yourself and become a glass artist. With our creative offers you put your own hand! Shape a glass ball, create a window picture, make your own drinking glass or learn the basic techniques of glassmaking in our glassmaking courses.

Experience an unforgettable trip to the Harz Mountains with our diverse creative offerings for children and adults!

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Are you looking for a gift but don't have the right idea? Then simply give away a voucher for our shopping world!

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Hütte mieten

In der Hütte der Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall bekommen Sie die Möglichkeit mit professionellem Equipment Ihre eigenen Produkte aus Glas zu fertigen.

Zur Verfügung stellen können wir Ihnen unter anderem eine Einwärmtrommel, Brenner und einen Zapfen-Ofen.

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Crystal moments

Whether Falconnier glass blocks for the Lokhalle Göttingen or individual lamp glasses for the Red City Hall in Berlin and the Erfurt Cathedral - in the faithful reproduction of the original, the Harzkristall glass manufactory is one of the leading glassworks in Germany. Learn more about our glass artist Michael Westphal, one of the most famous glass engravers in Europe. Furniture made of glass - this is what Franziska Ruh is working on as part of her final project. The Gerhard Bürger Foundation and the glass manufacturer Harzkristall are supporting the budding designer in her project. Read more about it in the magazine.

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Fascination for 6,000 years

Our history

Glass is one of the oldest raw materials created by man. Glass was already being made in Egypt almost 6,000 years ago. Over 2,000 years ago, the glassmaker's pipe was invented, which revolutionized glass production. This tool is still used today. The history of our manufactory begins in 1946 with the foundation of the hollow glass refining cooperative Wernigerode as a so-called resettlers' cooperative. From this, the VEB Glaswerk Harzkristall Derenburg was founded in 1949.


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A unique view of the Brocken in the

Cottage Garden

Treat yourself to some time out for the soul. During a walk through the cottage garden and with a scoop of ice cream with a view of the Brocken, you will forget the stressful everyday life. Next to the Brocken and Wernigerode Castle, you can enjoy a unique view of the Harz foreland.

In the midst of a huge flower splendor grows also our own wine of the grape variety "SOLARIS", which is harvested annually by us and delivered by the Born Winery bottled by the winery Born at the Süßen See.

In our cottage garden there are many quiet and green sitting and lying possibilities as well as the stamp box of the Harzer hiking needle. Stop by on your next hike and secure your stamp!

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In our free monthly newsletter you will receive all the important news about the glass manufactory. In addition, you will receive exclusive coupons and event tips! As a thank you, you will receive a small gift with your next on-site purchase ...

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We are part of the

Gerhard Bürger Foundation

The Gerhard Bürger Foundation was established in 2013. The purpose of the foundation is to promote science and research, art and culture, the preservation of historical monuments, and the promotion of education, vocational training, and student assistance. Among other things, the foundation is to support projects that serve the preservation and further development of the tradition of glassmaking.

For this purpose, the possibilities of the glass manufactory HARZKRISTALL and the ELIAS Farbglashuette Lauscha are to be used for the purposes of the foundation and joint projects with artists, students and universities are to be realized.

Gerhard Bürger Foundation

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Opening hours

Opening hours:

Open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

closed: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Dead Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day


Glass manufacture Harzkristall Im Freien Felde 5 38895 Blankenburg OT Derenburg

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Telephone: 039453 680 0


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All parking spaces are free of charge. If you arrive by car or motorcycle, there are more than 300 car and six bus parking spaces directly on the premises. In addition, 4 e-charging stations are available.

Via the A36 (old B6N) take the exit Wernigerode Zentrum in the direction of Silstedt/L82. The glass factory is already signposted here. Shortly after leaving the town, you will already see our large chimney on the left-hand side!

Via Magdeburg/Halberstadt Drive through Halberstadt in the direction of Blankenburg/Wernigerode. From the exit of Halberstadt the glass factory is signposted. Follow the signs to Derenburg and continue in the direction of Silstedt and Wernigerode. About one kilometer after leaving Derenburg you will find the glass manufactory on the right hand side.

By public bus You can also reach the Glasmanufaktur comfortably by public transport. The bus stop "Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall" is located directly on the premises. Line 231 from Wernigerode to Halberstadt runs every 60 minutes.Here you can find the current timetable.

By bike The R1 Euroroute bicycle route runs directly along the Holtemme river. From there you can ride onto our premises. There are bicycle stands around the building. If you come by e-bike and need new energy, feel free to contact us. The battery is full, but your battery is empty? Relax in the Café & Bistro!