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Czech glass has an international reputation and is synonymous with quality and tradition. Wine glasses, crystal jewelry, ornate chandeliers or original works by contemporary artists can be a great gift idea. We invite you to visit five glassworks where the most beautiful glass products are made. You can buy Bohemian glass at https://aleks-crystal.com/carafe/.
Jablonec: tradition and museum
When we say «Czech glass», Jablonec nad Nisou comes to mind immediately. The town near Liberec is famous for the production of glass and jewelry. That is why the only museum in the Czech Republic dedicated to glass and jewelery is located there. The local museum on this subject was founded in 1904. Today in Jablonec you can still find companies that refer to the glass-making tradition. An example is Preciosa, a Czech producer of crystal glass, unique chandeliers and jewelry. The G&B beads company continues the tradition of producing original glass jewelery pearls and components.
Nový Bor is situated in the north of the Czech Republic near Česká Lípa. The local company Crystalex produces utility glass. It is the largest domestic and world-leading producer of beverage glass. Glass products of the Newbork glassworks can be bought in 60 countries. The fact that it is a city of glass is evidenced by the fact that there are several glass schools there. In Nowy Bor you can also visit the special Ajeto restaurant, which is connected with a glass workshop. It was designed by the world-famous Czech artist and architect Bořek Šípek.
Nižbor: a family glass factory with tradition
In Central Bohemia, near Beroun, in the municipality of Nižbor, there is the Rückl glassworks, founded in 1903 by Antoni Rückel, a member of an old family of glaziers with roots dating back to the 17th century. The steelworks soon became known all over Europe, and had its representative offices in several countries. Currently, it produces hand-cut crystal and a number of various state awards (e.g. a distinction for Queen Elizabeth II or John Paul II). We invite you to view the entire production process, from the steelworks to the grinding shop.
Světlá nad Sázavou: the most modern glassworks in Europe
Světlá nad Sázavou is a small town on the Vysočina on the border of Bohemia and Moravia. The local glass-making tradition disappeared after 100 years, in 2008. Four years later, however, the Bomma company was established there, which focused on modern trends and the best designers. It is designed by the greatest Czech and foreign designers. The glass designed there can be found aboard the largest ship in the world and in the trophy collection of the king of tennis, Novak Djoković. The company has gradually developed several special glass machines for its production, making it the most modern glassworks in Europe. The Bomma company claims that their crystal, thanks to modern technology, is the cleanest in the whole country.
Karlovy Vary: a glassworks that supplied glass for the emperor
The Moser glassworks in West Bohemia specializes exclusively in the production of lead-free crystal by hand. It was founded in 1857 in the famous spa town of Karlovy Vary, and 20 years later it supplied glass for the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I, and later also for the Persian Shah Mozaffar al-Din and the English king Edward VII. Moser crystal works, thanks to their exceptional beauty and excellent quality, have become a symbol of recognition and rewarding outstanding personalities from around the world. The glassworks has four brand stores in the Czech Republic (two in Prague and two in Karlovy Vary), but its chain of stores can be found all over the world. During your visit to Karlovy Vary, you cannot miss the Moser glassworks museum to learn about the interesting 160-year history of the Moser glassworks and crystal in an interesting way.