School Field Trips
Any questions? It will be an interesting day for both pupils and teachers in Schmidsfelden. School classes are welcome to ask any questions the like about the history of the glass makers in the Allgäu as well as any questions about glass making. The guided tour is designed to suit the childrens’ age group. The children are given the possibility to collect quartz in the nearby river Eschach like the woman and children of Schmidsfelden did in the past. Or see how those pieces of quartz were ground in the stone tamper before they where mixed with other material to a batch that was shoveled into the furnace to become glass during the melting process.
And the best at the end: To complete the whole experience each member of the group can cast their own glass heart and take it home after it has been carefully annealed overnight, to relieve the stress in the glass.
cost: guided tour:€ 25.00 (max. 25 persons)
Casting a glass heart: € 5.00