Most people visit this village for one reason, and that reason is the Glassworks, which is a place that lets you see how traditional Czech crystal is made. The glassworks is just across the tracks from the first rail crossing you come to on the journey into Nižbor, so it’s effortless to get to. The opening times of the glassworks are as follows: May-September – Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm; October-April – Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am-12 pm. Usually, there are English speaking guides available; however, you will have to join a Czech group if there aren’t. Entry costs 100 CZK, and the tour lasts about 45 minutes. For further information, visit www.ruckl.cz.
Nižbor also exhibits much Celtic archaeology, and the main base for this is the castle that sits atop the hill, just on the other side of the tracks from the glass factory. Nižbor was an important Celtic settlement many years ago (before Christianity came about), and you’ll be able to take in many sights on a walking tour, which begins at the bridge in front of the supermarket in town. Entry to the castle is 50 CZK, and it’s open from May-October, between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm.
If nature is more your thing, Nižbor offers something for you as well. The woodland trail is marked by blue and white striped signs and about 3 miles in length. It will take you through the forest on the edge of the village and then into a canyon – a landscape typical of much of this area, which could be the Czech Republic’s next national park. Throughout the trail, you’ll notice a massive abundance of different trees, ranging from oaks and pines on the hilltops through to colourful ashes and alders near the bed of the creek. In all, the route is about two miles long, and you can choose to go around as quickly or as slowly as you like. Just retrace your path when you want to return to Nižbor.
Prague to Nižbor Transfers. Alternative to train or bus. Book cheap door to door private minibus.