Czech Republic produces some of the most beautiful and stunning glass pieces, called bohemian glass. Their glassworks are among the finest in the world, starting from fruit bowls and vases to wine, spirits, and champagne glasses, which is one of the reasons why bohemian crystal is known all over the world.
Although you can find these glass wares in gift shops anywhere else in Prague, it is still better to go and visit a glass factory to know just how they are made. Their renown and fame should be reason enough for you to visit one of the factories where these glassworks are made, such as the Bohemia Crystal Glassworks, on one of your next tours in Prague. The trip to the glassworks factory will be done both on foot and by coach. It will require a 45 minute trip to the Prague countryside. While on your way there, you will be able to enjoy a scenic view of the countryside, as the Czech countryside is quite a sight to behold. Once there, a guide can take you to take a look at the workshop and the stages in which these beautiful Czech glass pieces are formed. Notice carefully how the pieces are formed. Glass pieces are quite difficult to make, as you will realise on your tour.
The tour will also teach you extensively about the history of glassmaking, not just in Czech Republic, but everywhere. Also, once the tour is over, you will have the opportunity to purchase some of these astounding glass pieces in the Czech souvenirs shop. These glass pieces are one of a kind, and will definitely be cheaper in the gift shop than anywhere else in Prague.
However, if you do not want to visit the factory, you could also purchase porcelain and bohemian glass products from any other place in Czech Republic. Some of the best places to purchase these beautiful made in Czech pieces would be Erpet Bohemia Crystal, which is located right across from the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, Blue Praha, or Celenta Crystal.
Posted on: 2015-08-20