Gläserne Arche

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Recommended by 165 out of 173 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    In 2003, regional glass artists created this 4.80 meter long ship. It consists of countless, thin glass panes and weighs more than three tons. From 2003 to 2005 it traveled to the most important places of traditional glassmaking in the Bavarian-Bohemian border area. Meanwhile, the Glass Ark has found its last resting place in the forest of the Bavarian Forest. It lies on the slope of Lusen in a huge wooden hand.

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    • August 16, 2018

  • Robi

    On Lusen, between Teufelsloch and Himmelsleiter, near the Czech border, lies a green-shimmering, five-meter-long ship. It consists of 480 interconnected glass panes and is held by a hand made of oak wood: the glass ark.


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    • March 12, 2017

  • Apollymi

    Artist: Ronald Fischer, Hubert Stern (glass) and Tomáš Indra, Libor Kuzd'as (wood)

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    • August 9, 2018

  • HD Balu

    1 € per person on Sunday in the adjacent museum

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    • September 30, 2018

  • Günther Kratzer

    A cult work of art, typical of the glass region "Bavarian Forest!

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Günther Kratzer

    Iconic piece of art, typical of the region

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    • August 18, 2019

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Location: Neuschönau, Freyung-Grafenau, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation1,230 m

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