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.


Lusatian Mountains (Lužické hory)

Giant Mountains (Krkonoše)

Jizera Mountains (Jizerské hory)

Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj)

Christmas in Crystal Valley

Enjoy your Christmas in Crystal Valley, here are some of our tips:

Crystal Valley Box in Liberec

  • 30 November - 28 December 2019
  • Right in front of the town hall in Liberec at the Christmas market: You will see a huge glass window, more than six meters long, which will present a glass christmas crib (nativity scene) from Železný Brod by Mr. Sochor. The whole exhibition is complemented by pearl Christmas decorations from Rautis in Poniklé and blown decorations from Liberec Glassor.


Contemporary Czech Christmas Decorations

  • Nov 22, 2019 - Feb 16, 2020
  • Temporary exhibition in Museum of Glass and Jewelery in Jablonec nad Nisou
  • details here


Heřmanice Christmas Glass Markets 2019

  • November 30, 7, and 14 December 2019
  • a rich program for three Advent Saturdays directly at Spider Glass near Frýdlant
  • details here

Glass Hell

  • December 6 - 7, 2019
  • program for children and adults at the Lasvit Ajeto glassworks in India,
  • who was not angry?
  • details here


  • guided tours of the production of Christmas decorations in Poniklá
  • we recommend booking directly on the operator's website

Christmas shop in Liberec


  • MON-FRI: 9:00 - 18:00
  • SAT: 9:00 - 15:00

Special Christmas opening hours:

  • 14. - 15.12. from 9:00 to 17:00
  • 21. - 22.12. from 9:00 to 17:00
  • 23.12.2019 from 9:00 to 16:00

Mini museum of glass nativity scenes in Železný Brod

  • glass figurines belong to Železný Brod, in the pre-Christmas time we recommend visiting a small museum of glass nativity scenes, creative workshops for children.
  • every Sunday Afternoon 01 - 05 PM
  • details here


Glass Christmas workshop in Florian's glassworks

  • December 7, 2019, 10:00 - 15:00
  • program for children and adults in Florian's glassworks
  • Častolovice (near Ceska Lipa)
  • details here