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Review of Moser Glass Museum

Moser Glass Museum
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Went to the factory tour. Now understand the effort behind each glass. Very friendly tour guide. You can try your hand at blowing the glass.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

It's absolute worth the trip, and you must see the factory inside. It was very interesting, and amazing.

Thank hermione21
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Don't miss this museum, the glass works there are exquisite.. some of the pieces are breathtakingly beautiful.. one can also visit the factory to see how the glass is processed..

Thank Monica V
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

At Moser Glass Factory, you will be up close and personal with some of the best glass blowers in the world! A visit typically consists of:

a) Short tour of the factory. Although many factory tours in Europe are actually staged for visitors, at Moser you are escorted through the actual shop floor. This takes between 15-20 minutes and is presented in multiple languages. Our guide conducted the tour in both English and Russian. You won't want to stay in the factory any longer than this because it is extremely hot!

b) Visit to the museum. The museum consists mainly of exquisite cases of crystal. However, there are six video screens with short clips for visitors to watch. The video clips are organized chronologically, so that if you follow them from #1 - #6, you will watch the development of the Moser business, factory, and artistic movements through time. Note that only passing mention is made of the years that the glassworks were nationalized under Communist rule.

c) Visit to the showroom and shop. A full line of products is available for sale. Remember that prices are shown only in Czech Koruna, so divide by 20 for USD and by 27 for Euros.

Cautions: When we visited, the front entry area including parking lot as well as the showroom were under renovation with workers, tools, ladders, etc. Watch your step! Also, in the factory, there are painted lines to show you where to walk and visitors are asked many times not to touch anything! However, the space is not that large and even though we were escorted in a small group, we were still rather in the way of the workers. Several times we had to step out of the way so that someone with a glowing piece of hot glass could pass right by us. Furnaces are only a few feet away. Do be careful - I would not recommend this tour for children or anyone who is not extremely sure footed and well aware of his surroundings.

The crystal you will see if beyond description. It's absolutely breathtaking. What is special about the Moser Glass Factory is that everything is done by hand. Every piece of hand blown, cut, polished, etched, and/or painted. The craftsmanship is some of the finest if not the finest in the world. Moser pieces really are works of art as opposed to functional pieces. If you are a collector you'll definitely want to leave with a piece or two, but Moser is quite expensive. A friend of mine aspires to own a set of whiskey glasses and he is collecting them one at a time!

Your visit won't take longer than two hours unless there are waits to get into the factory. The factory is easy to find and this is a very enjoyable excursion if you're headed to Karlovy Vary.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

This was included in my tour to Karlovy Vary and the only nice part about the trip. Being able to watch the expensive glass being blown and made into vases and such was just fascinating and amazing. To be able to see hundreds of years of stunning glass works was incredible. Skip Karlovy Vary and just go to the museum and factory.

Thank grlfrmnsk
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