History, modern architecture and art

The museum

Welcome to the fascinating world of glass. The material has been used to create artistic and functional objects for thousands of years. But what makes glass so special? Visitors to the Glass Museum will find out - on a journey through the cultural history of glass, from its beginnings in Mesopotamia to the present day.

The modern architecture of the museum building also shows to the outside world that the work here is contemporary and innovative. The architectural staging of the exhibition can be admired on 1300 m² of exhibition space in the round building. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the glass museum presents exciting special exhibitions with international artists. 

As part of the museum's educational programme, we introduce children to glass and the craft in a playful way. We want to encourage them to understand the significance and history of the material and use their creativity and imagination to design their own works of art. We have also created a special section for children on our website. Our friendly museum spirit Durandl will show you the way.

Digital and always changing

Virtual Glass Museum

This is where our virtual museum is created. Our digital exhibits are developed specifically for the digital presentation based on existing themes and objects in the museum. The exhibition in our virtual museum is growing gradually.

Click through our virtual building. Have fun!

Kids Experience

Click point

Learning world museum


At the Frauenau Glass Museum, children and young people discover culture and history as well as glass crafts, art and design in a creative way. Social and scientific topics are vividly conveyed by means of original exhibits and their exciting stories.

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Information on
to the visit

Here you will find compact and transparent information about your visit to the Glass Museum. From our current opening hours to admission prices.

Design competition


4th design competition as part of the co-operation between the Zwiesel Glass College and the Frauenau Glass Museum to promote young designers. 

Take part now!


Currently in
Glass museum

09.04.24 - 09.05.24

Current workshop programme for children

Museum workshop
13.04.24 - 06.01.25

Historical Frauenau

05.05.24 - 03.11.24

Weekly guided tours - always on Sundays!

Frauenau Glass Museum

A timeless
From the
into the future

Artist portrait

Historical Frauenau

Glass home Bavaria

Around Frauenau

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In the glass museum