Lauscha is the German centre of the traditional craft of glass blowing. It is referred to as the cradle of Christmas tree decorations and baubles made of glass. The visitor has a wealth of opportunities of watching craftsmen at work. The Museum of Glass Art, the glass blowers' workshops and 2 glass manufactories are open to visitors. The slate-roofed houses in the town are also a delightful attraction. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking. In winter, cross-country and alpine skiing are possible, as well as ski jumping. An outdoor swimming pool in Steinachgrund (opening hours from approx. end of June until mid-August) is also a great place for lively activities and offers a number of attractions. .