Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser) Tours
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Bohemia has long been associated with the making of fine crystal and glassware, and one of its finest exponents is Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser), founded in 1893 and based in the famous, picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary, 130 km (81.25 miles) west of Prague. Traditionally made according to a secret formula, Moser glass is renowned for its intense, jewel-like colors and is created by hand in the factory – which is open for tours – using eco-friendly lead-free crystal. Glassblowers hand their skills on from generation to generation and in all it takes up to ten years to become expert in hand shaping and blowing the glass while working alongside furnaces heated to 1,200°C. Elegant Moser glassware graces Royal tables and Is used in the making of the awards for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held each year in July. Fine examples of the craft, from sapphire-blue flower vases to delicately gilded wine goblets, are beautifully displayed in the new Moser Museum, which offers multimedia accounts of the company’s long history while celebrating more than 120 years of glass-blowing talent. A sales gallery allows visitors to purchase Moser glassware and the café terrace is a pleasant summer spot for coffee and cake amid sparkling crystal sculptures and splashing fountains.
Kpt. Jarose 46/19, Karlovy Vary. Opening hours: museum daily 9am–5pm; glassworks daily 9am–2.30pm. Admission museum: adults CZK 80, students CZK 50, family CZK 180; glassworks adults CZK 120, students CZK 70, family CZK 260; combined ticket adults CZK 180, students CZK 100, family CZK 390. Karlovy Vary is west of Prague and best accessed by car in under two hours along the E48.
Address: Kpt. Jarose 46/19, Karlovy Vary, Western Bohemia, Czech Republic 360 06, Czech Republic
Hours: Museum open daily 9am–5pm; Glassworks open daily 9am–2:30pm
Admission: Adults: CZK 80; Students: CZK 50; Family: CZK 180
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Karlovy Vary is the best-known spa town in the Czech Republic. Its history begins in the 14th century, at the time of the reign of Charles IV. The healing powers of the local springs have been tested by such greats as by the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and German poet Goethe. Karlovy Vary also became famous thanks to the local manufacturing of world-renowned Moser crystal, Carlsbad porcelain or the herb liqueur Becherovka. Tour the town center and visit the Moser factory, where world-famous Czech crystal is made. After arriving to Karlovy Vary, your group will visit the Moser factory and then will be taken on a tour of the town centre by our guide to see the marvel at the most famous geyser, Vřídlo Sprudel, gushing its mineral waters to a height of nearly 12 meters! After this you’ll be free to explore the town on your own.
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What are Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser) hours of operation?
Moser Glassworks (Sklárne Moser) hours of operation: Museum open daily 9am–5pm; Glassworks open daily 9am–2:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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