Dorotheenhütte in the Black Forest upholds regional traditions – the glass objects based on lead crystal are still blown by mouth and refined by hand.
Due to rich deposits of quartz sand as well as fir and spruce wood the Black Forest Region has been the central location for German glass manufactories for several centuries. Today, Dorotheenhütte – founded in 1947 by Dr. Kurt Petersen and Ummo Barthmann – is the last remaining traditional glass-works manufactory in the Black Forest. Here a great variety of highest quality glass objects is predominantly manufactured by hand using an innovative combination of modern energy and furnace technology.
The individual glasses, vases, bowls, carafes and flashes are refined to delicate artworks by the affiliate glass-cutting and engraving manufactory. And there is even more to discover at Dorotheenhütte: the in-house museum impressively shows the 5000 year of history of glass processing.