The municipality is situated at the border between the Lusatian Mountains and the Bohemian Uplands and is an important centre of glass manufacturing, whose tradition dates back to the 16th century. Over the years, the glassworks have mainly specialised in the manufacture of lustres, which now decorate a number of ceremonial halls all over the world. A specialised glass making school was founded here in 1856.
The centre was declared a historical town preserve; other attractive spots include St. John the Baptist Nativity Church, rebuilt in the Baroque style, a set of houses called “U Ryšánků”, and the original elementary school building situated near the church. The Glassware Museum’s main focus is on 17th – 20th century engraved and cut glass coming from the Kamenický Šenov and Nový Bor area, and it also includes a unique collection of cut glass made by J. & L. Lobmeyr Co. The most popular destinations of trips are the rock of Panská skála rock, Šenov Hill situated inside the town, and the spot called “Na vyhlídce“ (“Vantage Point“) in Prácheň.
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