The Crystal Road

Eastern Bavaria’s Crystal Road is home to an unbelievable concentration of glassware manufacturing facilities and artistes second to none. It is here that the most beautiful glasses, glassware, glass panels, vases, trophies and artifacts are carefully produced. The Upper Palatinate Forest and the Bavarian Forest form one of Europe’s leading glass manufacturing centres that looks back on centuries of long-standing tradition.

In recent years the Crystal Road has become a very popular destination for holidays and excursions. Many of the showrooms and factories have show workshops where visitors can see the glass in all stages of production from the raw material, through to the finishing and polishing. Some of the larger facilities offer tours of the factory floor. Every factory shop is quite unique and each offers a true all-in shopping experience.

Come and experience for yourself this wonderful route following the Bavarian-Bohemian border, traversing Central Europe’s largest forested area and Germany’s very first National Park – the Bavarian Forest. The Crystal Road – where culture and nature meet the beauty of glass! 

Regional highlights: Logo EU sponsored

  • JOSKA Kristall, Bodenmais
  • Zwiesel Kristallglas, Zwiesel
  • Gläserne Wald, Regen
  • Glas-Kunst-Orte, Weiden
  • Zwieseler Glastage, Zwiesel

Further Information:

Tourismusverband Ostbayern
Im Gewerbepark D04
93059 Regensburg
Telephone: +49 (0)941 58539-0
Fax: +49 (0)941 58539-39

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Hand blown glass from Eastern Bavaria © BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing