Nizbor Bohemia Glass Factory Trip from Prague

Summary

Board your air-conditioned coach in central Prague or opt for hotel pickup. Then, journey into the Czech countryside to begin your tour. As you travel, listen as your guide talks about Czech crystal, formerly known as Bohemian crystal. This traditional crystal is cut into everything from decorative glass vases and champagne flutes to ornaments and is a popular fixture in Czech homes. Tradition has it that the crystal brings peace and warmth, and that gazing through it can boost people’s concentration. Arrive at the Bohemia glass factory in the town of Nizbor on the Berounka River. Hear how the riverside glassworks has been turning out fine, leaded Czech crystal since 1903 using time-honored techniques. Head inside and take a fascinating guided tour. Visit the melting furnaces to watch the skilled craftspeople in action: blowing and bending the hot, molten glass into an array of graceful shapes. Continue to the cutting workshops to see the glass being shaped, hand-cut and hand-painted into the finished article—shimmering, delicately carved crystal glasses, dishes, ornaments and more. Afterward, admire the exquisite pieces on sale in the showroom for factory prices, and take advantage of the discounts to buy some items as mementos. Later, return to Prague, where your tour finishes.

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Learn and discover the history and craft of Bohemian crystal glassware which they have been creating since the 13th century, on your half-day guided coach tour from Prague.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Visit to the Glass Production Factory

  • Pick up in hotel upon request only

  • Entry/Admission - Ruckl

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel drop-off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Established in 1846, Rückl proudly moves traditional Czech glassmaking craft to a new level. Rückl combines the noble beauty of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal with unique designs and perfect details. Rückl glassworks is located in Nižbor, Central Bohemia, only 35 minutes from downtown Prague. Its location in the proximity of the capital city and two of the most impressive Czech castles - Karlštejn and Křivoklát, make Rückl glassworks a perfect destination for trips. Our guided tours are suitable for individuals and groups, adults and families. During tours visitors may witness all the individual steps and traditional techniques of the glass-manufacturing process. Each stage of crystal production is explained and shown, including the art of mouth-blowing, delicate processes of the quality control, incredible craftsmanship of glass cutting and the painter‘s studio. Tours are available in English and German and take 45 minutes. Please, keep in mind that group tours must be reserved ahead.

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