AdventureHikingFun - on the search for glass at the "Gläsernes Tal"
Event locationThe valley of glas
4890 Weißenkirchen im Attergau
ContactThe valley of glas
Weißenkirchen 18, 4890 Weißenkirchen im Attergau
The event will take place on September 6th, after the big opening in Attersee
Grab your rain boots! – guided children hike through the small river within the “Gläsernes Tal” from 10 am to 4 pm, meeting point is the water wheel at the playground of the Wirtshaus Freudenthal every full hour.
Go and search for glass in the “Gläsernes Tal”! Did you know that, with a bit of luck, even today you can still find pieces of glass, so called “glass stones” from when glass was still produced there? Back in the day, the glass was heated up inside a pot furnace, which is basically a large melting pot for glass. Each color had to be heated in a different furnace. After 6-8 weeks of use, the furnaces needed to be replaced, as they started to become brittle. The entire pot furnace was thrown into the stream leading through the valley. The glass inside cooled down and broke, the flow of the water and the stones inside the stream shaped the glass. Maybe you’ll be able to find a glass stone as well during the opening event of the AdventureHikingFun?
Try your luck!
Contact person: Alfred Winderle (0660 349 0095)
- Free entry
- Suitable for kids (all ages)
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for children
Please get in touch for more information.