Flühli glass

Glass was produced in the Hohgant region between Lucerne, Langnau and Thun from as early as 1400.
A glassworks near Röthenbach in the Emmental valley is documented from this period. The heyday of regional glassmaking began in 1723 with the Siegwart brothers’ glassworks in Flühli. Glass was blown here for around 150 years, known as “Flühli glass” or “Waldhütten glass”.
The product range of the glassworks in Flühli was very broad.
The range of glass qualities, shapes and decorations shows that the glass masters were able to produce both large quantities of glass as well as very fine and precious glass objects.
Among the products still known today are the clear glass christening bottles.
They were used to celebrate the christening of a newborn baby, but also for other special occasions.
As carafes for the rural population, they were placed on almost every festively laid table.

The museum collection and the exhibition contain numerous high-quality “Flühli glasses” from the 18th to the 20th century.