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Glasi Hergiswil, Hergiswil
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The Glasi Hergiswil is a Swiss factory that manufactures glass, located in Nidwalden, Switzerland. It was founded by the brothers Siegwart in 1817. Because of old machines and technology, the Glasi was threatened to be closed. However, due to the efforts of the community, the factory remains open and now offers visitors the opportunity to observe workers as they produce the glass. The Glasi also has a museum and is home to the first glass labyrinth in Switzerland.
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  • I confess that I was afraid to go visit a museum on the history of glass, fortunately I was surprised. The exhibition is dynamic and interesting. There is no guide but a voiceover in English/German you leads for all collection that turns on and off as the narration and doors that open and close, creating a very cool effect. At the end of the exhibition you have access to the work of artisans with the glass. There are several working simultaneously on several parts, and as we see the second floor is pretty safe. There is also the possibility of glassblowing. At the time that we were 20 Swiss francs and 5 more if I wanted to take the part. At the exit of the Museum has access to store where you can find a huge variety of items made of glass.
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  • In short, it was a mega experience, first a ball of glass blowing, we could then also take the home. The Museum very interesting, it gives insight into the history of glass blowing and Hergiswil. The glass maze that is totally cool. A nice afternoon experience.
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  • We spent a very interesting two hours watching glass blowing , pouring and casting, followed by a tour of the museum a reasonably priced purchase in the shop. 
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  • Interesting spot with a surprising amount to see. My family enjoyed the museum tour and the labyrinth, and we really liked the znirP und nisseznirP. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before the 16:00 closing time. The factory is also located on a nice spot on the lake with a really nice playground nearby.
  • Perhaps the most famous Swiss glaziery. Beautiful and large choice of glas objects. Quite expensive
  • It was so much fun blowing the glass and seeing how the glass is being transformed into a beautiful form!!! The muséum is one of the Best I have been to! Highly recommended for the entire family! Also its just near Lake Lucerne so after visiting Lucerne, you have to visit!
  • Great day out! The museum is well made and there are lots of other things to do such as glass blowing, watching the workers and best of all the maze, which is quite brilliant and takes about 10 minutes.
  • It is amazing only the word to describe it amazing and you learn a lot about glass no one can hate it