Original Thuringian forest glass
The first glassworks was founded in 1597 in Lauscha, on the idyllic Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest. The history of Lauscha glass is inextricably linked to “ Thuringian forest glass ”.
The original Thuringian forest glass
Forest glass is the name given to potash glass that is greenish in color due to iron oxides , like the first glasses made in Lauscha. The greenish color of the forest glass resulted from the high iron content of the sand from the Thuringian Forest.
With their years of experience, glassblowers and glassmakers produce all mouth-blown forest glasses.
Each individual forest glass is unique and is created traditionally by hand in the Lauscha color glassworks.
From the Thuringian Forest
The ELIAS Farbglashütte Lauscha produces the forest glasses on the famous Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest.
Tradition with a future
With the Gerhard Bürger Foundation we keep the craftsmanship of glassblowers and glassmakers alive.
Tradition and craftsmanship
The forest glasses are mouth-blown in front of the oven at 1,200°C by glassmakers following a tradition spanning over 150 years.
A long-lasting and proven partnership
With over 160 years of history, the Lauscha colored glassworks - ELIAS Glashütte - is the glowing heart of the glassblowing town of Lauscha. Glass has been made here manually in the traditional way since 1853. The manufactory still creates unique products using spectacular handwork, which are characterized by the love and passion of their employees for the material glass.