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.

Im Harz produziert

From the Thuringian Forest

The ELIAS Farbglashütte Lauscha produces the forest glasses on the famous Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest.

Teil der Gerhard Bürger Stiftung

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.