Glassworks and private brewery Novosad & Son
Nový Svět 95, 512 46 Harrachov
+420 481 528 141
Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are the oldest continuously operating glassworks in the world, established in 1712, with the traditional production of blown glass. The craftsmanship of glassmakers that has been transmitted for centuries is still at a very high level. In 1993, František Novosad J.D. bought the glassworks. He renewed the production of chandeliers, and in 2002 he built microbrewery. In 2007, he added a bear spa as well. The historic cutting shop from 1895 powered by a water turbine and furnished with original wooden stools is still functioning. “Pansky dum”, a house located in this operating glass open-air museum was built in 1712, and it was the first stone building in the western Giant Mountains. Today it is a museum and you can see there the biggest and most valuable collection of glass in the Czech Republic. The collection contains over 5000 exhibits. The glassworks do mostly export, but it is possible to buy the products also in the company shop for a reasonable price. It is possible to use a discount for a ticket from the excursion. Visitors can see a very attractive process of hand-made glass production, brewing yeast beer including the tasting and they can also use the accommodation of our small hotel.
We have been engaged in tourism for more than 15 years. Over 60 thousand tourists visit us annually in recent years. In the immediate proximity of the glassworks, there are enough parking spaces for both cars and coaches. Guests can observe hand-shaping of glass at the kiln. Upon agreement, you can blow your piece under supervision. The guests can visit our historic cutting shop – unique in the world, where we cut using natural stone and wooden stools powered by a water turbine. You can further visit our brewery and taste our beer, which has received dozens of awards. There is also a large self-service glass shop, a unique museum of glass and beer spa. Both children and adults can test their workmanship in our workshop, where they can engrave or paint their own motive on the glass.