Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.


It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.


Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.


Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.


Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.



Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....


In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.


Inspired by Crystal Valley

Crystal Train

Come and see the railway station in Železný Brod!

The Crystal Train of Arriva will run between Liberec, Turnov, Železný Brod and Tanvald. The low-floor Desiro, which the carrier puts on passenger or express trains here, will be dressed up in a decent coat in the form of a sticker that refers to glassmaking traditions and invites visitors to glass museums, galleries, glassworks, workshops, art schools and other glassmaking places in the Liberec region. However, it did not stop at just the train's decal, the interior of the train was also dressed in a crystal legacy.

The crystal train will be officially presented on Friday 17 September 2021 at the railway station in Želení Brod in the presence of a number of invited guests.

Those interested will be able to see the Crystal Train between 10am and 5pm. The demonstration event, which takes place on the eve of the 15th year of the traditional glass event Glass Town, also includes an accompanying programme. For example, there is a relaxation zone, where those interested can sit in comfortable loungers and immerse their hands and feet in a variety of beads from the company G&B Beads from Jablonec nad Nisou. Visitors can also take a competitive quiz on glass production and if they get all the answers right, a reward in the form of a glass picture with a train motif and promotional items from Arriva will be waiting for them inside the train.

Come and take a look!