Glass is a typical Czech product and a number of glass factories can be found throughout the Czech Republic. The most famous factory is situated close to Prague. In less than one hour, you will travel from Prague to one of the most famous Czech glass factories. It is located in Nizbor on the Berounka River (a tributary to the Vltava river) and is connected to a 300-year-long tradition of glass making.
On this tour, you will learn about all stages of glass production including glass-blowing, painting, crackling and cutting. You'll also learn about the whole history and contemporary period of glass production in Bohemia. During this excursion, visitors will get to know the individual stages of producing glass crystal by hand, i.e. the furnaces, processing, designing and polishing. At the end of the tour you can visit the company store, which is on the grounds of the glassworks. The Rückl Crystal glassworks in Nižbor manufactures an extensive range of cut 24% leaded crystal in a wide variety of decorations from the simple to extremely complex and laborious decorations with gilt, hand painting and sandblasting. The company was chosen for the production and supply of official state gifts due to the very high quality of its products and services.