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.


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Pačinek Glass


Kunratice u Cvikova 147, 471 55
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Opening hours


From Monday, September 21, 2020, we are adjusting the opening hours of our glassworks in Kunratice near Cvikov as follows:



Monday to Friday from 07.00am to 01.30pm

Saturday and Sunday from 09.00am to 01.00pm



Monday to Friday from 07.00am to 03.00pm

Saturday and Sunday from 09.00am to 05.00pm



open freely all day and all year round



Monday to Friday from 07.00am to 03.00pm

Saturday and Sunday from 09.00am to 05.00pm

One of the most important contemporary glass artists in Europe, and the whole world, gives you a glimpse into his glasshouse in Kunratice near Cvikov, which used to be an old machine and tractor station. The glassworks opened in 2015 and is located right next to the local church. However, the story of Pačinek brand started much sooner, specifically in the 90s, when Jiří Pačinek, newly trained at glass school in Nový Bor, came to the glassworks Chřibská. The glassworks Chřipská dates back to the year 1414, and it is the oldest in the world. Here, Jiří mastered the technique of blown glass processing, and then worked in the glassworks Ajeto Lindava as a master, together with Petr Novotný, architect Bořek Šípek and his co-workers. He helped to establish the glassworks in 1994. Here, he could work with the greatest artists, architects and designers of the generation. This all inspired him to come up with his own art brand Pačinek Glass, which is currently an important player on the world glass scene.

One part of the complex in Kunratice near Cvikov is the traditional glassworks where visitors can observe, from a very close distance, masters producing hand-made glass products.  Visitors can try it themselves. There is also a cutting shop where products are processed using traditional methods. Last but not least, there is a sales gallery of modern glass and very unique Crystal Garden.
You can admire the work of our glassmakers on weekdays and during opening hours. The garden is accessible at any time - day or night (it is illuminated), and throughout the whole year. It offers a beautiful and unique view of both real and glass flowers, which blend in a very special way.