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Glasmuseum Passau, Passau

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More than just an entertaining diversion for a rainy day, Glasmuseum Passau is a wonderland of historic glass. In 1985 astronaut Neil Armstrong cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of this museum, which is filled with more than 30,000 invaluable pieces of glass and crystal, representing a variety of styles and covering centuries of glass-making history. Most of the pieces you can see at this location come from the renowned glassworks of Bohemia, though the museum also exhibits works by the famous Viennese designers. The site is quite large, and it's easy to get lost here for hours; be sure to pick up a floor plan at the entrance before heading to a section that most appeals to your interests. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Passau holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Glasmuseum Passau and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a very interesting museum. If you like glass and crystal you must visit this museum. Many old pieces.  more »
  • If you are into glass and crystal, I guarantee you will be in heaven after visiting this place. It's absolutely beautiful all five floors of it. This region of Germany supplied Europe with all kinds o...  more »
  • This is an amazing museum for the person who likes historical glassware dating back to the 1600's. The colors of glass and their shapes are historical treasures. The specialized glass person could eas...  more »
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  • I loved slowly going over their impressively large and esoteric glass collection. But I love museums in general, and a museum devoted to a particular niche theme is always a hoot for me. Oh, also this place was crazy. I mean, the architecture inside is completely insane. Maybe there are many buildings like this in Passau, but this one just seemed like someone haphazardly joined two buildings together. There were stairs that led to nowhere, half sized doors and windows, hallways that looked unreachable. Basically it's a fun museum to visit, especially for the price.
  • Is very much to see, unfortunately with little descriptions. The "Circuit" is very winding with too many turn-offs. Almost not to recommend for children. Bad parking
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  • Who is in Passau, should look at the glass museum, it is very interesting and really worth seeing.
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  • Absolutely impressive museum. Have seen so rarely a great museum. 95 photos in the glasmuseum did. The glasmuseum is a top tourist attraction in passau. WOW WOW WOW
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  • Impressive collection of unique top glasses. The Art Nouveau - art nouveau department is particularly enchanting.
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