The fragile beauty of Czech glass: The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou and Crystal Valley
The Czech Republic has been renowned for its glass art and glass production techniques since the 16th century. From simple glass works to glass beads to crystal chandeliers, there isn’t a place in Europe where Czech glass hasn’t appeared. (For instance, Czech crystal chandeliers were ordered to decorate the French Palace of Versailles!) Learn more about the places Czech glass is made (in the so-called Crystal Valley) and the varieties of glass art that Czech makers have specialized in throughout history: beads, pearls, glass composite stones and jewellery, chandeliers, utility glass and, of course, Christmas ornaments and decorations. Christmas decorations by family manufacturer Rautis, located in Poniklá village, have even made it onto a UNESCO World Heritage List, and you’re sure to see why!
Recommended for members of: GLASS, ICDAD
Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou
Rautis family manufacturing facility in Ponikla
Departure from parking lot of the hotel Corinthia
Guided tour of Glassworks Harrachov
Departure to Poniklá
Visit to Rautis Manufacture
Departure to the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou
Visit to the Museum
Departure to Prague
Estimated arrival to Prague
Please be at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure.