Crystal world in Karlovy Vary
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience? If so, a visit to the Moser glassworks in the West-Bohemian spa
of Karlovy Vary
is the perfect thing for you. This is where you can experience the true atmosphere of glass production, inhale the smell of burnt wooden moulds and enjoy the ambience of the history of the Moser glassworks.
In the glass factory, you can uncover the secrets of blowing and shaping glass,
and learn about glass-making material, tools and production processes. You can complete the unique experience with shopping in the largest sale gallery
of Moser in Karlovy Vary
. Moreover, the Moser Visitor Centre
now includes CAFÉ Moser, where you can enjoy excellent coffee and homemade cakes with a view of Ludwig Moser Square with its crystal fountain and a crystal sculpture.
The best for the most powerful
And how exactly did the Moser glassworks conquer the whole world? The factory manufactures crystal without any lead additions
. Working with such material is very demanding, but the result is worth it – lead-free crystal has high gloss, effulgence and hardness,
which allows for detailed cutting and engraving. Also, it is a challenge for designers to work with the typical clear Moser glass materials in the hues of semiprecious stones
that are extraordinarily beautiful and create unusual optical effects in combinations. For more than 160 years, the luxurious Moser crystal has been used in prominent houses and palaces of rulers, statesmen and governments
for its uniquity and beauty.
Crystal for the emperor
The Moser manufacture was founded in 1857
in Karlovy Vary by Ludwig Moser,
an engraver and a tradesman. Not even 20 years later, it became the court supplier of Franz Joseph I
, and later also of Persian Shah Mozaffar ad-Din, and Eduard VII, the King of England. At the beginning of the 20th century, the artistic orientation of the glassworks changed and decorative techniques, so typical of modern Moser production, were introduced. Thanks to the unique beauty, quality and trustworthiness of the Moser brand, Moser crystal glass works became the symbol of recognition and awards for extraordinary people all over the world