Dorothee’s Glass Hut in Wolfach, Germany located in the Black Forest is a neat little place to stop and visit. We went on a Sunday, which is great that they are open on Sunday’s but it was also a German holiday weekend so I think it was a bit more crowded than it normally would be. My Tripadvisor review is here as well.
It’s only 7 mins from the Sommerrodelbahn Gutach, which is tons of fun! And 30 mins from Triberg.
There is lots of free parking in the lot, even with it being crowded we were able to find a spot.
There is also a neat little area outside of some interesting wood carvings so don’t forget to check those out.
There are bathrooms near the Casse office as well as some inside the restaurant as well.
We arrived around noon on Sunday and decided to eat at the restaurant. Service was slow and it was a bit spendy, we spent €64 for our family of 5 for lunch. You can read more about it on my review at Tripadvisor here. Truthfully we were looking for a McD’s on the way but didn’t find one, so know those are limited as well!
We wanted to check out the glass blowing hut where there is a small museum and you can watch them blow the glass vases. It was €12 for a family which wasn’t bad.
Once you walk in there are some displays and you can see the guy blowing the vases, adding the colored glass and making the designs, it’s very interesting.
Safety regs here are very laid back compared to the US, if your standing close the hot globe of glass gets fairly close to your face, LOL.
Neat to see it go from a hot orange ball of glass to a colorful vase!
You pay €15 to blow your own vase, but make sure you go at a non-crowded time to do this. We wanted to do it but it takes 15 mins per vase and they only do 1 vase at a time. There were 7-8 people in front of us when we went in so it just wasn’t worth the wait for us. We did enjoy watching them blow a few vases.
You can choose your design and colors for your vase as well.
Just past the vase blowing you can walk through a small museum area with some displays and info. Apparently the first glass eye was made in Germany.
You can also walk upstairs and get a birds eye view of the vase blowing as well.
You walk out though the polishing room but there wasn’t anything going on in there when we went through.
You come out into a call where you can see that they do glass engraving, the small play area for kids, and some fun house mirrors. We got a few laughs from those on the way out.
The shop is fairly small has some neat glass pieces but they are a bit pricey.
I’m glad we stopped to check it out but bummed that the wait was too long to get our own vase blown, just means we’ll have to check that off the bucket list on another adventure somewhere else. It was really much smaller than I was expecting but it was still a quick fun visit.
Have you been here, what did you think?
Know Before You Go
What: Dorothees Glass Hut – Wolfach, Germany in the Black Forest
How To Get There: It’s about 3 hours 13 mins from Spangdahlem, and 2 hours 27 mins from Ramstein. GPS address: Dorotheehütte, Glashüttenweg 4, Wolfach im Schwarzwald
Parking: Is free and there is quite a bit of parking in the lot.
Cost: Free to walk around the shop, to see the glass blowing and museum it is €12 for a family ticket. You can also pay €15 inside to blow your own glass vase.
Traveling with little kids: The shop is not stroller friendly but it can possibly used in the museum/glass hut part, there is some stairs to go up to the top. There is also a small play area for kids after you’ve entered the paid part.
How long: Plan on at least 30 mins to see the museum and watch at least 1 vase blown, longer if you want to blow your on vase or eat at the restaurant.