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.

THE GLASSHOUSE IN NOVÝ SVĚT

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

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.

ELDORADO OF BEADS AND SEED BEADS

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

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.

FRIEDRICH EGERMANN

JOSEF PFEIFFER

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....

MELTED GLASS SCULPTURE

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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Clothing and bead applications in the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec
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CRYSTAL VALLEY in 2024
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Manual glass production is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
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Live broadcast from the approval meeting for the inscription of handmade glass production on the UNESCO list!
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Stations of the Cross at the Church of St. Anne
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CRYSTAL HELMET OF ST. WENCESLAS
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Trophies for the World Superbike Championship in the spirit of Czech glass art
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Traditional glassmaking regions on both sides of the border are connecting
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Palme Glass Trail
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World of Wonders - WOW
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Crystal Paradise
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"Handmade glass" awarded
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Preciosa Lighting installation at Changi Airport
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Czech Christmas decorations enchant the Netherlands
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Crystal reliquary of St. Zdislava for the Pope
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Preciosa Lighting at Designblok
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Crystal Train
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Crystal Trail
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Preciosa is a partner of the ballet performance of the National Theater
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165th birthday of the Czech glass school in Kamenický Šenov
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Šenov design shines in Prague's PALLADIUM
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Museum programs for children online
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Unveiling a unique glass sculpture
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Pearl Christmas decorations from Poniklá are on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity UNESCO
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Pačinek Glass

Address

Kunratice u Cvikova 147, 471 55
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Phone

+420 608 404 986

E-mail

david@pacinekglass.com

Opening hours

 

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

 

GLASSWORKS EXCURSIONS

Monday to Friday from 07.00am to 01.30pm

Saturday and Sunday from 09.00am to 01.00pm

 

CRYSTAL TEMPLE

Monday to Friday from 07.00am to 03.00pm

Saturday and Sunday from 09.00am to 05.00pm

 

GLASS GARDEN

open freely all day and all year round

 

GLASS CANTEEN U PECE

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.