Im Freien Felde 5 | 38895 Blankenburg | OT Derenburg
Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall
from April 03, 2023 our engraving workshop is again occupied four days a week for you with our glass engraving master Mr. Michael Westphal - Easter brunch on April 09 & make colorful spring baubles in our show workshop itself

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 origin and processing of the raw material glass and accompany our glassmakers and glassblowers during the production of mouth-blown glass products. In various creative offers there is the unique opportunity to work with the material glass yourself.

EXPERIENCE tour and more


Learn exciting and interesting facts about the creation and processing of the raw material glass in our EXPERIENCE tour "ManufaktOur"! As a highlight, you will experience our glassmakers up close in the glass production of mouth-blown unique pieces, while you feel the heat of the melting furnace in your face. Tours are offered daily and last approximately 40 minutes.

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Gift ideas for yourself and others


"A voucher means more than a 'I couldn't think of anything else'".

(East Westphalian proverb)

Are you looking for a gift, but don't have the right idea? Then simply give away a voucher for our shopping world! You can choose the amount of the voucher. On site, the voucher can be redeemed for goods or creative workshops. In our online store you will also find our unique glass lamps!

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We offer tours of our production!

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Special designs

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


Shopping world

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

Experience more glass

Café & Bistro

Coffee, ice cream, delicious food and more!

Indulge now

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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Glass workshops &

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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Gifts & Unique

Shopping world

On more than 2,500 square meters of space with two year-round Christmas departments and a lighting studio, we invite you to an extensive shopping spree. Here you will experience glass vases, bowls and unique one-of-a-kind pieces in all shapes and colors.

A large part of the products is still made in the glass manufactory. You can recognize all our products by the round sticker with the Brockenhexe!

Experience fascination

Feast and relax in the

Café & Bistro

In the Café & Bistro you can indulge yourself while leaning against the old chimney and enjoying not only coffee & cake, but also the view of the Parkoase. The large sun terrace overlooking the cottage garden is the ideal place for a delicious piece of cake or a scoop of ice cream, while the little ones can romp undisturbed on the huge adventure playground!

The café also offers two meeting rooms for your next celebration or conference. So you can find space for small and large events in an extraordinary ambience with up to 80 guests!

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Parties and celebrations

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.


Our history

Special designs

Glass made to measure

As one of the last still producing glassworks, we offer individual glass objects of all kinds for private and business customers, from high-quality lighting glass to glass blocks and one-off productions for the preservation of historical monuments. As a small manufactory, we are able to cover all areas from individual production to large-scale production.

You are a glass artist or designer and work professionally with the material glass, but you do not have your own furnace or the possibility to realize your designs? We are happy to support you! You can rent our production area - with or without glassmaker!

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"Before the lamp"

Special designs

In our open SHOW workshop, our glassblowers not only produce glass objects for our own range, but also commissioned work for private and business customers. From baubles to glasses and from quantity 1 to n, we produce exactly what our customers need.

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The SCHAUwerkstatt is also the place where some of our creative offers take place. Here, for example, small and large guests can make their own ball or watch the production of a handmade marble.

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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. You will also find the special stamp of the Harzer hiking needle.

In the midst of a huge flower splendor grows also our own wine of the grape variety "SOLARIS", which is harvested annually by ourselves and is produced by the Winery Born at the sweet lake is bottled.

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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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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!