Czech industrial production has a long tradition and many products are known and respected worldwide. There are lots of such products, but here is a list of the truly best-known of them.
- Glass. The glass-making industry has a very long tradition in the Czech Republic and Czech glass is famous around the world. The industry developed during the 13th century in the Jizerské and Lužické mountain ranges due to the locally available raw materials.The most famous and beautiful glass comes from Jablonec nad Nisou and Novy Bor. Glass products from the country are highly prized on the world market and come in wide range of varieties which include lead crystal, cut glass and glass figures.
- Porcelain. Branded porcelain has been a traditional Czech product for a long time. The world famous products include onion-pattern porcelain and the Thun-branded porcelain made in Karlovy Vary. Around 70% of the production of Karlovarsky porcelain is exported to more than 90 countries on five continents.
- Bohemian garnet. Bohemian garnet which can only be found in Bohemia has always been unique among other garnet stones due to its fiery red color and the light refraction. Moreover it is said to have curative effects such as overcoming sorrow and bringing vital power, spirit and feeling of joy. Bohemian garnet and the jewelry using it, is very popular not only in Czech Republic but also all over the world. During the 1890s, the appearance of Bohemian garnet jewelry has reached the characteristic designs in which garnets dominate over the metal. This characteristic feature of garnet jewels has maintained its position till the present time.
- Beer. Czech beer is one of the best-known and most requested beers worldwide. The biggest Czech brewers include Plzeňský Prazdroj, Pivovary Staropramen, Budvar, Bernard, PMS Přerov, Drinks Union and Starobrno. There are many other smaller, often family-run breweries in the Czech Republic, which are mostly operated in combination with a restaurant, where you can sample the local beer on the spot.