Glass and ceramics

The Crystalex, Nový Bor

Nový Bor is a town with a rich history marking the development of the glass industry and glassmaking itself. The tradition of glassmaking is carried on by several glassworks and dozens of individual glassworkers in the area. The town grew up along the Prague - Germany trade route on the Emperor’s Road from Prague to Rumburk, and glassworks began to appear in ...

The Ecomuseum of Craftsmanship – Dobków next to Jawor

Dobków is one of the oldest villages in the Świerzawa district. Its first written notice dates back to 1203. In 1334 it was taken under the German Law by the Order of Cysteriansy. The mainly Catholic citizens used to earn their living by working in the agriculture. Before the outbreak of World War I, there was only one small agricultural tools factory operating there. After 1945 the number of inhabitants was gradually decreasing and the village set in the outskirts went to rack and ruin...

The Gem Cutter’s House, No. 19. Czech Paradise Museum

The building is a replica of one that was built in the early 18th century, but which stood on the corner of what is now Havlíčkovo náměstí and ulice 28. října until 1973, whereupon it was demolished. In the 1960s it was the last surviving timber framed house with covered veranda and Baroque mansard roof in the town. The replica was built in 2009-10 with the aim of being...