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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Glass Trail - Brniště

Address

Skleněná stezka - start: Brniště 4

Phone

+ 420 733 571 057

E-mail

lucie@podralsko.cz

The glass trail in Brniště was jointly created for you in 2023 by the Podral Foundation ZOD, the municipality of Brniště and the company Pačinek Glass. The trail leads from the car park behind the village (from the Prominent shop, Brniště 4) to the Schöter Chapel on the hill towards the village of Valtinov. The length of the trail is 1.8 km (3.6 km on the way back).

On the Glass Trail in Brniště you will encounter glass in various forms, shapes and colours. At the beginning of the trail you will be greeted by the Glass Tree from the Pačinek Glass factory with its colourful branches made of blown glass. Along the way, the glass trimmings from crystal chandeliers and the glass beads and rods that mark the trail will enchant you with their sparkle and colourful reflections. Thanks to a little magic of our glassmakers, you can imagine the original appearance of St. Nicholas Church from the early 19th century, when the church tower was one floor higher. During a great storm, almost the entire church was destroyed by a lightning strike. On the trail, you will see works of art by such masters as the legendary artist and designer Bořek Šípek or one of the most important contemporary Czech glass artists Jiří Pačinek, as well as works created by Czech and German children as part of a cross-border meeting. You too can create your own glass mandala on the resting place above the village, sit, relax and enjoy the surrounding beautiful landscape. There are various sports and games for children along the way. As a reward for following the trail up to the hill above the village, where the Schröter Chapel is located, you will have a beautiful view of the countryside from the place where Franz Josef I looked out at his troops in 1899, and of course there is another glass surprise waiting for you.