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.


WE OPEN THE CRYSTAL VALLEY - the season can begin!

Everything was open from 31 May 2021, including excursions in production.

From 4 May 2021, museums and galleries will open. We are already looking forward to your visit:

  • Museum of the Bohemian Paradise in Turnov
  • Museum of Glass and Jewelery in Jablonec nad Nisou
  • Municipal Museum in Železný Brod
  • Novotny Glass Museum and Gallery
  • The North Bohemian Museum in Liberec, after a demanding reconstruction. For the first time, you can see a number of new exhibitions, including the natural one, Touches of the North, about the landscape and nature of the Jizera Mountains and Frýdlant, or the temporary exhibition Liberec vs. Reichenberg, about the development of local architecture.
  • Glass Museum in Kamenický Šenov
  • Pačinek Glass in Kunratice u Cvikova

On May 10, 2021,

  • Detesk Museum and Gallery opens at the same time as the store
  • Glassworks Novosad and Son open the glass museum and glass store in Harrachov
  • Rautis, Poniklá