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

Julia Glassworks


ul. Kryształowa 73 58-573 Piechowice
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It all started in 1866.

Julia Glassworks is a small glassworks producing crystal glass products. We have been hand shaping (blowing, pressing, free forming) and decorating glass for 150 years. Thanks to our small operation, we can adapt to the market situation and respond quickly to customer needs. Huta Julia is a Polish family company.

Julia Glassworks straddles the line between traditional craftsmanship and functionality of the modern world. The methods of glass production are the same as before, but we have infused them with the spirit of today to celebrate craftsmanship on our tables. One glass, vase or decanter passes through 25 pairs of hands. Designers, metallurgists and decorators go to great lengths to make our glassware unique, and this requires not only patience but also perfect precision.

Gone are the days when crystal tableware was kept in a sideboard. We encourage you to free your glassware from behind the display cases once and for all and enjoy it every day. Our products are not only pleasing to the eye - they also have a function, so let's celebrate everyday life with crystal in the background.

A tour of the glassworks includes the interactive educational and historical center, Krystalium. Here you will find answers to many questions and puzzles about glass and glassmaking traditions in the Giant Mountains. With the help of a game you will experience how interesting and mysterious glass itself is.