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Historische Fraunhofer-Glashütte im Kloster Benediktbeuern (Historic Fraunhofer Glassworks at the Benediktbeuern Monastery)

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Open today 09:00-16:00
Fraunhoferstraße 2
83671 Benediktbeuern

The famous optician Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826) achieved his groundbreaking successes in Benediktbeuern: the development of streak-free flint glass and the discovery of the "Fraunhofer lines", dark lines in the solar spectrum named after him. In 1805, the manufacturer Joseph von Utzschneider had set up a glassworks and an optical institute in the former Benediktbeuern monastery. Fraunhofer worked here between 1807 and 1819. His former workplace is now home to a museum. The exhibition in the historic glassworks shows two large port melting furnaces with stirrers for glass production, display panels as well as tools for glass and metal processing, optical instruments and much more.

Last edited on 26.10.2023

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