The museum

CURRENT INFORMATION:   Only vaccinated and recovered people allowed in the Glasmuseum Lette

Starting on 8 September 2021, only people who can furnish proof of full vaccination against or recovery from Covid-19 will be granted admission to the Glasmuseum Lette and the Glasdepot Höltingshof. 

Children and unvaccinated adolescents must present a negative Covid-19 test done at a certified testing centre that same day.

The Board of the Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding has decided to implement these new admission rules from 8 September 2021 for the following reasons:                                                           

The aim and purpose of the Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding is to promote art and culture in the region and to encourage participation by the region’s inhabitants in its cultural offerings. However, this mission cannot be fulfilled if cultural institutions have to close down again due to a rising incidence of Covid-19.                                                                                                                     

The Foundation’s Board of Directors thus sees its decision as a way to help ensure that the public is not once again prevented from participating in the arts, and to protect artists and freelance staff from being hindered from pursuing their occupation. The Foundation is acutely aware of its responsibility towards the public, towards artists and creative practitioners, and towards its own freelancers and staff. The protection of good health must always be the paramount concern in all our activities. This is therefore the principle guiding the necessary precautions and decisions taken by the Foundation. 

These admission rules will remain in effect from 8 September to 31 December 2021.

Of course, the mask requirement still applies. Please also note the applicable distance and hygiene rules while visiting our museum. The number of visitors is limited to a maximum of 10 people per floor in the glass museum and a maximum of 6 people in the glass depot. There may therefore be waiting times. Group tours of up to 20 people are currently only possible outside of the opening times!

 Founder Lilly Ernsting has built up a private collection of glass objects over the course of more than 40 years. In 1996 the glass museum was opened. It shows contemporary European glass in regular temporary exhibitions.