Friday, 4 October 2013
Glass Works in Hergiswil
For a day trip with the kids in my class we went to the glass factory and museum in Hergiswil, very near to Lucerne.
Once we arrived the first thing we did was to go into the glass Labyrinth (the only one in Switzerland), but first we all had to put on gloves and slippers. No easy task with 16 kids, once that was done we split into groups and the three of us had a bunch of kids. For most of the children it was a bit scary, being in the dark and having the possibility of walking into a glass wall. I was the last to go in so had a bit of knowledge about the whole thing and we walked very slowly indeed. In fact at some points even I wondered how the hell we would get of there.
Anyway all ended well and everyone got out fine and we continued on, we came to the part that allows people to experiment with the world of glass.
More than likely the best part of the whole day was the playground, it had a brilliant slide, a large sand pit, a dragon to climb and a few other things.
One of the lovely things about the place is that they are situation right on the shores of Lake Lucerne which is amazing and we were very lucky with the weather.
Finally we went to see the glassblowers at work, you can see them making different glass ornaments. The ones we saw were making Christmas decorations and if you really fancy trying it yourself you are able blow your own glass balls for 20ch.
It is a great place for kids and adults alike, so if you have not been there it is worth the trip.