Bohemian Glass at Moser Glass

Posted on 12th March 2012 by

The Czech Republic is famous for its Bohemian glass, so no trip to Prague would be complete without a visit to one of the city’s best known manufacturers of this beautiful crystal.

Moser Glass is situated near to Wenceslas Square on Na Prikope. If you are using the metro to get there, you will need Mustek – lines A and B.

Moser glass is as brilliant as lead crystal – but there is no lead used in its composition, which makes it much more suitable for engraving, as well as being more eco-friendly than lead crystal. Instead, Moser glass is made by using potash, silica, other chemicals and recycled glass, and it is the process of manufacturing that decides its brilliance, hardness and colour.

The glass is heated up to 1470ºC, which can take up to 15 hours. This mixture is them allowed to cool to about 1280ºC at which it becomes workable for the glassblowers.

More from The City Trip Guide

  • Real Turkish cuisine at the Rami Restaurant

    Experience classical Turkish cooking with a visit to the Rami Restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. With a beautiful view of the Blue Mosque, thiseatery combines the history of the city with fantastic ingredients, producing beautiful cuisine time after time. Founded..

    Read More
  • Fashion by famous designers

    Venice is not Paris or Milan; there is no shopping strip or big indoor or even an outdoor shopping mall like the Champs Elysées. Nevertheless, between the train station and St. Mark’s Square, you can find little shops with..

    Read More
  • Hotel Al Piave, Castello 4838-40

    This Hotel that is located only two stone throws form St. Mark’s Square, is not only very inexpensive, but it is exceptionally good. Its stylish rooms and the impeccable service of the owners, the Puppin family, make it a..

    Read More
  • Real Turkish cuisine at the Rami Restaurant

    Experience classical Turkish cooking with a visit to the Rami Restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. With a beautiful view of the Blue Mosque, thiseatery combines the history of the city with fantastic ingredients, producing beautiful cuisine time after time. Founded..

    Read More
  • Rialto bridge

    The most well-known bridge in Venice is the Rialto bridge that leads across the Canal Grande into the historic old city. Until the mid of the 19th century the Rialto bridge was the only connection across the Canal Grande...

    Read More
  • The Plaza: A pristine luxury hotel in New York

    For over a century, the Plaza hotel in the heart of Manhattan has been  the premiere luxury hotel in New York and even throughout the world. Within a brief walk to Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and tons of restaurants,..

    Read More

Photos of Prague