Kutna Hora daytrip
Take a daytrip to Kutna Hora!
Kutná Hora is a UNESCO-designated town and was one of the most important royal towns with silver mines from 13th to 16th century, rivaling even Prague in political importance. Beside the lovely Gothic St. Barbara's cathedral, the silver mining museum and well-preserved town center, you should visit nearby Sedlec. It is here that you will find the Chapel of All Saints with the famous ossuary ("kostnice"), whose entire interior is decorated with human bones dating from the 30 years' war.
Distance: approx. 45 miles (half-day to day trip)
Golden Lane (Zlata Ulochka) is a small street where after great fire of 1541 lived people who lost their houses. Later archers and smith of gold of King Rudolf II live here later. Moreover Franz Kafka wrote books in the house #22.
Bring Stuff from Home
Small bags are easier to transport. Smaller storage space in vehicles Comfortable shoes while walking on cobblestone streets or in castles and churches. Aspirin, small Kleenex packages, prescription medication, glasses small digital camera is fine
Go to Germany
Ohhh yes you can say when you back home that you have been in two countries, this is our case. My friend told me that there are many german cities near to chezc border and we decided to go to Dresden. Is only 2 hours and 30 minutes by train and is a great city to visit. Further info soon on my Dresden page.
Siiiiiiii puedes decir que has estado en 2 paises y este fue nuestro caso. Mi amiga me dijo que hay varias ciudades de Alemania cerca de la frontera checa y en tren se llega muy bién. Decidimos ir a Dresden y fue un viajes maravilloso. Mas info pronto en mi pagina.
I knew nothing whatsoever about the architect Josef Plecnik (1872 - 1957) until I visited Ljubljana in Slovenia, his birthplace. There's much designed by him in that city, obviously, and he is held in great esteem. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he had had an influence in Prague as well.
In fact, he was chief architect in the castle for a while. There are various bits and pieces around (though many are not on public view). I saw the obelisk outside the cathedral, and the 'bull' staircase which leads down from the third courtyard into the gardens.
I quite like his style, although I am not a particular fan of later architecture. Worth having a look though.