The Formed by Fire museum tells the story of glass and of Glasi Hergiswil in particular. With an accompaniment of light and sound you will be guided through a labyrinth of backdrops. Rooms with different presentations detail the development of the craft at Glasi Hergiswil, and the economic ups and downs of the family. The museum presents a story of rustic homespun, of the struggle between small and great, of managers and workers. Vivid spaces depict the mighty crisis after the Second World War, when Roberto Niederer saved the Glasi works. The museum is a walk-in film, a rustic theatre, a cabinet of illusions, a time machine. Let yourself be captivated by the richly varied presentations. The museum was chosen by the European Council in 1996 as «one of the most beautiful museums in Europe».
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Location of the museumSeestrasse 12
Location/directions5 Min. vom Bahnhof und vom Schiffs-Steg Hergiswil
OpenMo-Fr 9-18; Sa 9-16
AdmissionErwachsene: CHF 7.-
Kinder (bis 10 Jahren in Begleitung Erwachsener): Eintritt frei
Schulklassen und Gruppen ab 10 Personen: CHF 5.-
Hergiswiler Glas AG
041 632 32 32 Telephone (Hergiswiler Glas AG)
041 630 21 57 Fax (Hergiswiler Glas AG)
Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Extremely children and family-friendly
Completely wheelchair accessible