Jablonec nad Nisou
Jablonec nad Nisou, a town situated on the river of the same name just a few kilometers west of Liberec, can be considered a jewel of the Liberec region and a center of culture and sports. It is inextricably linked with glassmaking and jewelery and occupies a picturesque location near the Jizera Mountains.
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Interesting facts Jablonec nad Nisou
History of the town
Historical sources mention the local seat, located on the river Nisa, for the first time in the middle of the 14th century. In comparison with other settlements in the Czech Kingdom, however, this settlement was not very important and in 1496 it even disappeared.
During the 16th century, however, it was repopulated by German inhabitants who had richer experience in glassmaking, which eventually took root in Jablonec nad Nisou. During the Thirty Years' War, the city was burned down for the second time and severely damaged, but thanks to glassmaking, the overall development took place again.
During the 18th century, jewelery was also produced here, which soon became famous throughout Europe. It was the economic importance of Jablonec nad Nisou that led to the promotion of the village to a town, which was granted the right to hold annual markets. However, the importance of the town continued to rise and in 1866 it was promoted to a town. The Prussian-French War also contributed to even greater dominance on the Jablonec market, during which competition was greatly weakened.
Thanks to glassmaking and jewelery, Jablonec nad Nisou is known not only in the Czech Republic, but also beyond its borders.
Sights and interesting places
The center of Jablonec nad Nisou is Mírové náměstí with the town hall building, which dominates it. An interesting church building is the church of Dr. Parish from the end of the 19th century, the former parish or church of St. Anny.
The city also has a Museum of Glass and Jewelry.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová