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

Trophies for the World Superbike Championship in the spirit of Czech glass art


The World Superbike Championship in Most is fast approaching, and fans can look forward to the duels of elite racers on 29-31 July 2022. The Czech Republic will be represented by the works of Czech designers and glassmakers in the form of trophies for the winners of the individual races.

The organisers of the World Superbike Championship in Most have decided to underline this specificity of the event with two different trophy designs for the Saturday and Sunday races. In both cases, however, they are the work of Czech designers and glassmakers.

In Saturday's race, the fastest riders will receive trophies that celebrate traditional Czech glassmaking. Their design was created by designer David Sobotka and made by master glassmaker Jiří Pačinek and his team. Jiří Pačinek is one of the most prominent contemporary art glassmakers on the Czech and European scene and has worked on trophies for the Tour de France during his career.

The shape of the trophy for Saturday's ride refers to the dynamically changing group of riders on the racing circuit, and the lines at the top of the trophy evoke the drama of the race with their rotation. The main element of the trophy is the imaginary wheels of a racing motorcycle. Clear crystal glass, combined with gold and silver mica fused between two layers of glass, was used to create the trophies for the first and second place riders. In the trophy for the third place finisher, copper powder was used, which created a bronze effect due to the thermal transformation. The bodies of the trophies and the wheels mounted on them were blown into wooden moulds, and the final form was completed by hand-cutting and polishing the glass. 

The winners of Sunday's races will be awarded trophies that show the modern face of glass design, despite being created in a glasswork with a two-century-old tradition. They were designed by the internationally award-winning designer Lucie Koldová, who is a Red Dot award winner and in 2020 won the Czech Grand Design Awards' highest domestic award, Grand Designer of the Year. The trophies were realised by the Janštejn glassworks, which produces lighting glass and blows for the BROKIS company, whose original collections designed by leading Czech and international designers have won awards around the world.

The shape of the trophies for Sunday's superbike races is inspired by the imaginary handlebars of a motorcycle. Clear crystal glass has been used to produce the bodies of these trophies. Each body carries a gold, silver or bronze tube.

In addition to the races themselves, fans can look forward to a number of side events and attractions, including a performance by stuntman Martin Krátký, large screens and a promoter's show on the spectator slope.

In addition, AUTODROM MOST will offer visitors access to the paddock and a pit lane walk with drivers' autograph session included in the ticket price. Visitors under the age of 18 can also enjoy free admission.

Tickets for this special event can be purchased online: