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

Jablonec nad Nisou

Jablonec nad Nisou is naturally a cultural, sports and recreational centre of the region. Architecturally it is a young town, its greatest flowering occurred at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Many interesting places, important buildings and districts are worth visiting. There are unmistakable traces of Art Nouveau, functionalism and Neo-Renaissance.

You will be able to find your way around easily, as the centre is made up of three superimposed squares and the Petřín Hotel with its observation tower on the southern horizon. Near the centre, a dam was built at the beginning of the last century, which has become not only a unique technical monument, but also a year-round recreational facility for the town. It is still true that Jablonec nad Nisou is a town of glass and jewellery. Just as in the past, you will encounter the fragile beauty of glass products and jewellery, and you will get closer to the tradition of the skilful hands of local glassmakers that has been developing for centuries. The town offers a unique cultural facility that is unparalleled in our country - the Museum of Glass and Costume Jewellery. It presents its extensive collections mainly through the permanent exhibitions "The Magic World of Costume Jewellery" and "The Magic Garden", but also through frequent exhibitions.

Jablonec nad Nisou invites all those looking for a varied and active holiday. By visiting it, you can combine the advantages of city life, such as cultural and sporting activities, with the benefits of its location near the Jizera Mountains. Easily accessible are recreational resorts such as Bedřichov (where public transport and seasonal buses run from Jablonec), Severák, Špičák, Jizerka or Harrachov. In just an hour you can reach the capital city of Prague. We believe that the moments spent in Jablonec n. N. and its surroundings will bring you the joy of a pleasant time.