Experience the Adventure!

Nestled in the heart of Germany’s Thuringen Forest, this Glass lover’s paradise is yours to explore. Here’s your chance to experience Lauscha from an insider’s perspective.


Learn how to blow old-world Christmas ornaments and hand-silver them. Make a glass eye! Create a vessel using incalmo or montage! Get to meet the world’s only Glass Princess! See the Summer Palace of the Duke or go to Coburg Castle and revel in it’s display of ancient glass and torture devices! Enjoy a shopping spree at the Lauscha factory, Farbglashütte Lauscha, and bring home amazing glass for your own use. And be part of a jam session with one of our artist’s  own blues band while dining on rustic local fare....


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WHEN:   August 7-14. 2012             
WHERE:  Lauscha, Germany  
Cost:       $2500

Price Includes Room, Board, Entrance to Tour Activities, Most Meals....Just About Everything But Airfare....

Lodging:  Hotel Garni-Beck
Meals:      Breakfast, Dinners  &           most lunches included.        
15% Deposit ($375) Reserves Your Space                           
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Payment Plan Available:
     Up to 5 Payments
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Itinerary (subject to change)  
Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt Int’l, Drive to Lauscha to rest and unpack before our Meet-n-Greet Dinner. 

Day 2: Montage Demo/Shopping Spree at GlasTradition with Thomas Müller-Litz. 
Afternoon TOUR OF THE FAMED LAUSCHA FACTORY. Discounted shopping spree!  Dinner at the Burger Stube, which has the best schnitzel and venison in town.

Day 3: Visit Lauscha’s Glass Museum, “Museum für Glas Kunst”, and see one of the most spectacular glass collections in the world. Afternoon hot glass demo with John Zinner, making sculpted red devils. Outdoor Barbeque Special Dinner.

Day 4 : A morning visit to Coburg Castle, winter home of the Duke of Coburg. A spectacular display of ancient glass, as well as an impressive display of historic guns and ancient torture devices! Lovely castle grounds to stroll....If there’s time after lunch in the “city” we’ll  visit the Summer Palace of the Duke with it’s excellent modern glass collection. 

Day 5: The Eyes Have it! See the meticulous art of creating glass eyes for human prosthetic use. Then, free time, and an optional walk in the forest. Outdoor dinner and live music at the  Köppleinkirmes Festival, featuring famed Thüringen sausgage, beer & schnapps. “The best of the wurst!”

Day 6: Christmas Ornament Day! We begin with a demonstration at the studio of Michael Haberland. We all get a chance to blow into a two-part mold, then hand silver and lacquer our own ornament to take home! A stroll through the forest (Thüringen Wald) leads us to the picturesque Bergmannsklause where we share an exquisite outdoor lunch  surrounded by roses. After lunch we spend the afternoon visiting Krebs Glas Creation, the famed Christmas ornament factory.  Then free time and shopping in Lauscha. Dinner at the Festival.

Day 7:  Final fun, shopping and free time before our “Christmas in Summer” Traditional German Christmas Celebration. Meet the Glass Princess, enjoy a visit from Father Christmas, and dine on Roast Goose, Dumplings, Red Cabbage, Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce. A merry conclusion to our fun-filled week.

Day 8: Leave in the wee hours to return to Frankfurt International. And a good time was had by all...

Private Glass Classes Available with local artists. Starting at €100. Email firelady@gate.net to find out more.

LAUSCHA LIVE! Want to see a beautiful shot of the town? You can see continual live images of the village at: www.webcam-lauscha.de/
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No matter what time of year we have our tour, we always have a TRADITIONAL GERMAN CHRISTMAS DINNER & CELEBRATION.

Click Here to listen to our late night festivities.

Special DISCOUNTS shopping at Farbglashütte Lauscha, the famed Lauscha Color Factory

Mini Movie of Thomas Müller-Litz in Action!

Blowing Glass    Hear Him Sing!