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.


Light on the Rails

4. 6. - 28. 10. 2022

Railway Station Kamenický Šenov (map)

In September open at the weekend 09:00am - 05:00pm

On the occasion of the International Year of Glass, a unique exposition of crystal lamps was created, which tells the story of the Crystal Valley and refers to the rich history of the town of Kamenický Šenov, where the trimmings chandelier was born.

The local glassworks connected the local glassworks with the whole world. For more than 300 years, chandeliers have been made in this town and today, the world-famous Preciosa company continues this long tradition, creating original designs that inspire and connect people all over the world.

Individual classic chandeliers have influenced each other's appearance over the centuries, blending and evolving in line with the current trends of the time. Today, the glassworks in Kamenický Šenov produce a unique combination of craftsmanship with new production methods, new materials and new technologies. Luminaires are created that dazzle interiors just as they did hundreds of years ago.

Discover the legacy of generations of master glassmakers and let yourself be enchanted by the crystal beauty hidden in the original modified railway carriage with a light installation prepared by the _Stroy visual studio.

  • Arrive in style - with the local train from Česká Kamenice: Timetable
  • The café "Druhá kolej", i.e. "Second Track" is open at the station