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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Glassworks and private brewery Novosad & Son


Nový Svět 95, 512 46 Harrachov
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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.