Passauer Glasmuseum (The Glass Museum), Passau
(3.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
More than just an entertaining diversion for a rainy day, Passauer Glasmuseum (The Glass Museum) 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 Passauer Glasmuseum (The Glass Museum) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great exhibition of glass and vases. For non-experts it can kill, but if you follow the numbering, there's a common thread. Definitely going to recommend.
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  • Right opposite the Townhall, this museum is one of the largest glass museums worldwide (maybe even the largest). Unfortunately the presentation is made without any "love". The rooms are dark (there ar...  more »
  • We had some time left in Passau so decided to visit the glass museum. At an entry fee of 7 euros, definitely not worth it to us. 4 floors of various pieces of glassware from 1800's and early 1900's, b...  more »