RUCKL Glassworks, Nizbor

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Factory Tour
RÜCKL CRYSTAL a.s. is a Bohemian glass factory situated in the village called Nižbor, about 7 km west from the city of Beroun, Czech Republic. The glass factory produces 24% lead crystal. Major part of its production is focused on export. Some production stays on the market in the Czech Republic.The company was founded in 1903 by Antonín Rückl, a member of a glass-maker family. In 1945, after the World War II, the company was nationalised and in 1965 it was included in the holding called Bohemian Glassworks. In 1992, After the Velvet revolution Jiri Rückl, great-grandson of Antonin Rückl, retrieved the company back to the hands of Rückl family. Nowadays Rückl Crystal produce Czech crystal known formerly as Bohemian crystal, such as other small glassworks spread all around the country. Part of the factory is open to visitors, where the guides describe the process of crystal making. The company also produces the glass prize for Czech Lion awards.
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  • Ruckel glass has been around over 300 years. This site is the closest glass making site near Prague. 45 minutes tour introduced glass making process including blowing, inspection (20% in waste to recy...  more »
  • I enjoyed my tour of the factory. Made some good purchases that were better priced than what I could find in Prague.  more »
  • A place that takes you back to the traditional craft of glass blowing. It is conveniently located close to Prague (as pretty much the only glass making factory) in the beautiful nature of Křivoklátsko...  more »