Swarovski Crystal Headquarters is located in Austria, but Daniel Swarovski, founder of the company and inventor of the revolutionary glass-cutting machine in 1892 that made Swarovski a luxury goods empire, was actually from northern Bohemia. Having started the company in 1895, Daniel Swarovski then established a crystal-cutting factory in Tyrol, in order to take advantage of the hydroelectricity he was not getting in northern Bohemia. Swarovski specializes in jewelry, accessories, crystal sculptures, stemware, chandeliers, and home décor. The city of Prague features two Swarovski stores, both located mere steps from Old Town Square and both feature pretty window displays decorated with floating crystals. The stores are full of many multi-faceted stones in hundreds of eye-catching designs.
Address: Celetná 11, Praha 1, +420 222 315 585. Pařížská 16, Praha 1. Malé Náměstí 1, www.Swarovski.com
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