Tradition meets love and science
Step into the world of RIEDEL glass!
For over 265 years RIEDEL is known for its unique glassmaking art. In addition to the love of wine, the family shares an incredible desire for perfection and further development. Consistently, the Riedel family presents the latest innovations in the field of drinking glasses. While they reinvent the industry standard over and over again, they remain true to tradition and create unique one-of-a-kind pieces with their master glassmakers.
Opening hours & further relevant information
Our museums are open from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Please note that our stores are closed on public holidays.
Our Factory Tour is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am - 4:00pm.
Please note that our glass blowers are not available on public holidays and bank holidays.
Company holidays 2024:
- Closed: July 29th to August 4th, 2024 (Week 31)
- Limited operation: July 15th to July 28th, 2024 (Week 29-30) and August 5th to August 18th, 2024 (Week 32-33)
Yes, you can experience our production & museum on a guided tour.
Public tours: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only MO-FR (meeting point: 5 minutes before, in the store)
For individual/private group tours (minimum 10 people, only MO-FR), please contact email@example.com.
From July 29th to August 4th, factory tours will not be available due to the plant's closure.
the start of a new future
The tradition of the Riedels as glassmakers is rich in touching legends and unbelievable success stories. But also economic crises and personal tragedies. The RIEDEL company managed to withstand the end of the monarchy, the social upheavals of the newly established Czechoslovakia Republic, and the effects of the global economic crisis through skill and creativity.
After the Second World War, the Riedel family was dispossessed and lost all their property in Bohemia, their factories, and the entirety of their private assets. Walter Riedel, the 8th generation of the company, was imprisoned in Russia for ten years. The future prospects seemed to have evaporated. But the story played out differently thanks to the enormous courage and effort of Walter Riedel. It is his legacy that the bohemian Riedel tradition began anew, in Austria - Kufstein Tyrol.
Riedel Family Museum
Welcome to the glass cabinet showing the generations of the Riedel family
These rooms will introduce you to the unique and eventful history of 11 generations of glassmakers.
The story of the Riedels is not a romanticized fairytale, but a drama full of emotions, unexpected setbacks, and successes.
During times of stormy waters, the Riedel family always knew how to refocus with an eye to the future.
Retrospective & ideas laboratory
A journey through the ages of glassmaking
The RIEDEL Museum and the "Glass Cabinet - Retrospective and ideas laboratory" at the Kufstein site present a comprehensive presentation of the work of the Riedel family of glassmakers, the highlights of the family history, and glass art in Bohemia.
The exhibits come in part from the family's own collection.
The glassmaking museum includes an interactive and family-friendly presentation of the craft and the physics and chemistry of glass production.
Finding a masterpiece
Glassmaking, glass history, glassworks & co.
In the Glassmaking Museum, you get an exclusive insight into the manufacture of glass.
After an informative and interactive introduction to glassmaking, the history of the craft, and the production of REDEL, you will experience firsthand how glass is handmade from wood and metal tools.
Watch how a decanter is born
There is nothing more exciting than reality!
From such a short distance off the highway, a traveler and wine connoisseur can truly experience the unique world of wine glass production at the RIEDEL factory.
Get an inside look at the glassmaking process and how glassware is diligently mouth-blown and hand-made.
In the heart of the Tiroler Glashütte, which is part of the tour, visitors can see from a gallery how the talented glassmakers make a drinking glass or a decanter with precision and sensitivity because each piece is unique.
Feel - Taste
See - Hear - Smell
A positive approach to life is linked to pleasure and enjoyment.
Enjoyment is covered by our senses, and this is the theme of SINNFONIE.
In the multimedia emotional show "Sinnfonie" you will be taken on a journey through the five sensory perceptions and dive into our world of glass.
See, hear, smell, feel, and taste the harmonious interaction of glass and wine.
Flagship Store & Outlet
To give someone the most special gift that Tyrol has to offer, there is only one source: the RIEDEL Factory in Kufstein!
Visitors have to opportunity to buy the world's famous Grape Varietal Specific stemware and prestigious decanters directly from RIEDEL at the onsite 300 sqm Shop.
Every customer will receive an individual consultation where our experts will highlight the RIEDEL glass philosophy and answer the most important question: "Which is the right glass for my wine?"