In 2003, regional glass artists created this four and a half meter long ship. It consists of countless thin sheets of glass and weighs more than three tons. From 2003 to 2005 it traveled to the most important places for traditional glass production in the Bavarian-Bohemian border area. In the meantime, the glass ark has found its last resting place in the sea of forests of the Bavarian Forest. It lies on the slope of the Lusen in a huge, wooden hand.
August 16, 2018
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.
March 12, 2017
The joint art project by German glassmakers and Czech wood sculptors can now be admired below the Luse summit after a long journey through the entire Bohemian Forest. The work of art, which is supposed to commemorate the tradition of glassworks, also stimulates thinking about nature.
May 27, 2020
In addition to the glass ark, which is worth seeing, there is a semi-open shelter where the story of the ark is told. There used to be many glassworks in the Bavarian Forest.
In the hut you will also find some good information about the national park. It is also a good place to take a break, especially in winter.
In addition, the wooden plank path leads through the moor towards Teufelsloch.
February 11, 2022
The Glasarche has been traveling in Bohemia and Bavaria since 2003, a five-meter-long ship and consists of 480 interconnected panes of glass and is held by one hand made of oak, a cross-border art object with a deep meaning, as it mediates between nature and man and offers opportunity gives food for thought and calls for more peace and tolerance.
August 13, 2021
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