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HUTA SZKŁA [GLASSWORKS] ZAWIERCIE - ON THE INDUSTRIAL MONUMENTS ROUTE
Glassworks is one of the youngest "child" of Industrial Monuments Route. It is distinguished by a centuries-old tradition, unique hand-made manufacturing and original design unattainable in mass production. Unique aesthetic features, characteristic cuts and delicate ornaments have made glassworks products available on every continent.
Crystal Glass Factory [Kryształowa Huta] has continuously operated since 1884. Sightseeing takes place during normal operation of glassworkers, allowing you to look into the production of crystal products, starting from preparation of raw materials, through the process of taking liquid molten glass from the furnace and its manual and automatic moulding, to the decorating process. A special attraction is the opportunity to observe the work of glassworkers, owing to whom the hot glass mass is transformed into beautiful, crystal forms and the process of manual decorations of crystal products, which adds a wonderful shine to these forms.
Photos: Glassworks Zawiercie Archive
The final stage of the tour is becoming acquainted with the museum exhibition showing the design of past years and a visit to the company shop, where you can buy ready-made glassworks products.
Sightseeing: After prior telephone reservation (32 67 21 641). For safety reasons, only people over 8 years of age can participate in the sightseeing. Visiting time about 1.5 h.
Price: PLN 8-16 (prices depend on the age and number of sightseeing participants).
Distance from the hotel: 4.6 km (GPS 19º 25' 16" E 50º 29' 15" N);
Address: Zawiercie, ul. Towarowa 18.
Location map: Download the map.