Crystal Valley

Crystal Valley

The Crystal Valley is a unique place on Earth where unique nature has combined with the passion for glassmaking tradition and craft for a period of over 460 years. More than 300 years ago, Czech crystal was born there. The local master glassmakers then formed the first stone in the world, the first majestic chandelier, and the first crystal gem. It is also where the perfect glass bead was created.
How to get there? The valley is in the area of the Jizerské Mountains and Lusatian Mountains; it runs from Kamenický Šenov, through Jablonné in Podještědí to Desná and Turnov. It is where you can find glassworks, some of which were founded in the 16th century, as well as glassmaking schools.
 
The Preciosa Company is the main initiator of the Crystal Valley. The roots of today’s Preciosa Lustry factory in Kamenický Šenov reach back to 1724. It is one of the oldest glassmaking operations in Central Europe, which still fully uses the principle of manufacture and the related high degree of handwork.
 

Address

ARR - Agentura regionálního rozvoje, U Jezu 525/4, 460 01 Liberec