Kutna Hora Off The Beaten Path

  • Zleby Chateau
    Zleby Chateau
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    Zleby Chateau
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    Zleby Chateau
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    ZLEBY CHATEAU

    by balhannah Updated Jan 14, 2014
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    A short drive of 20kms from Kutna Hora brought us to the town of Zleby and its Chateau. The Zleby Chateau dates back to before 1289 and was originally founded as a Gothic fortress under the Lichtenburk family. In the late 15th century it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style, then in the 16th century reconstructed again in Baroque style. The last complete renovation was made in 1849-68.

    I had hoped to see the inside, once again, not in luck! You had to take a tour which meant I had to wait about an hour, time I couldn't spare. Instead, I walked the whole way around the Chateau, an enjoyable walk through old Chateau gates, alongside the Chateau, through the gardens and past a weir, it was really nice.

    I have listed the website for photos, and it does look quite nice inside.
    Inside are historical relics and copies of relics from around the World, a collection of leather wallpaper, painted glass windowpanes, old & newer furniture designed according to original plans from the 19th century.

    I don't know why Bulls feature at this fountain and above the entrance door. There must be some story to them!

    THERE ARE TWO TOURS

    TOUR 1...
    INCLUDES The chapel and representative rooms in eastern wing of the castle. Tour finishes in the chateau kitchen.
    Takes approx. 1 hour

    TOUR 2
    INCLUDES chapel and representative rooms in eastern wing of the chateau and chateau kitchen. You also visit western wing with some private rooms, oratory of the chapel and tower. The tour finishes in the Chateau Theatre.
    Takes approx. 90 and 120 minutes (it depends on size of the group)

    PRICES OF TOURS

    TOUR 1 - Adults 100 CZK Extra 40 czk for language of your choice
    Concession 60 CZK
    Family ticket - 2 adults a max. 3 children - 260 czk

    TOUR 2 - Adults 130 CZK Extra 60 czk for language of your choice
    Concession 90 CZK Extra 40 czk for language of your choice
    Family tickets - 2 adults & max 3 children - 335 czk

    OPENING TIMES - http://www.zamek-zleby.cz/opening-time/

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    SCENERY AROUND KUTNA HORA

    by balhannah Written Jan 10, 2014
    Kutna Hora to Zleby
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    We found the scenery in this area to be rural and quite scenic.
    In April [Spring] when we drove to Zleby, we passed by huge Farmhouses and outbuildings, villages, we saw a Wooden Church, great views and drove along roads where trees full of white blossom lined the edges.
    The road to Zleby was very quiet, an off the beaten track road [route 337]!

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    INSIDE SEDLEC CATHEDRAL

    by balhannah Updated Jan 9, 2014
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    Another UNESCO listed Church, and another beauty.
    There is a small admission fee I paid upon entry, then it was time to look around. This Cathedral was built in Gothic style, so inside it has magnificent soaring ceilings that reach for the sky and lots of arches at ground level. Painted a lovely lemon and white, I found the inside very appealing.
    The Church pews were beautifully carved, there were lovely murals on the ceiling and several side Altars, paintings and a gorgeous organ loft.
    I went upstairs and from here there was a wonderful view of the Cathderals interior.
    Behind glass is the foundations of the original Romanic church which they un-earthed when setting about to lay the foundations for the Cathedral.

    A lovely Cathedral and a MUST SEE

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    UNESCO LISTED SEDLEC CATHEDRAL

    by balhannah Written Jan 9, 2014

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    The actual name of this Cathedral is "The Cathedral of Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist."

    We actually came to the Cathedral thinking it was the Bone church, well it wasn't, it was the oldest Cistercian cathedral in Bohemia, built between 1282 & 1320.
    I will skip many years when lots happened to the Cathedral, and will jump to 1806 when the Cathedral was used as the Parish church of Sedlec and still is today.

    It's a five-aisled cathedral with seven chapels arranged fanlike around the presbytery .
    Cathedral painted a lovely lemon on the inside. I enjoyed this Church nearly as much as St. Barbara's in Sedlec, both are must sees!

    ADMISSION FEES

    Adults 50,- CZK students 30,- CZK
    Extra charge for the Treasury room (Special Inner guided tour):
    30 ,- CZK / person

    Family discounts:
    2 adults + 1-4 children 130,- CZK
    2 adults + 5-8 children 160,- CZK

    Combined discounted ticket for the Cathedral and the Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary:
    adults 110,- CZK students 70,- CZK

    Combined discounted ticket for the Cathedral, the Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary and the Church of St. Barbara: adults 160,- CZK students 110,- CZK

    Combined discounted ticket for the Cathedral, the Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary, the Church of St. Barbara and the GASK (The Gallery of Central Bohemia):
    adults 280,- CZK students 190,- CZK

    OPENING TIMES
    The Cathedral is open daily except 24th of December
    April - October 9am - 5pm (11am - 5pm on Sundays)
    November - March 10am - 4pm (11am - 5pm on Sundays)

    ADDRESS - Vítìzná 1, Sedlec

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    Fun places

    by GentleSpirit Updated Mar 8, 2013

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    I always enjoy seeing funny signs or the names of business establishments that have a touch of humor. This picture? Well, I'm sure you can come in and sit down and drink anonymously. I didn't see if it was a real happening bar though. Perhaps only for serious drinkers?

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    Look up...keep your eyes open!

    by leics Written Apr 10, 2010

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    Two deer, one head.
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    There are a lot of architectural details in Kutna Hora, and it would be easy to miss many of them.

    Although the old town centre has the majority of the older houses, there are a few on its various approach roads too.

    If it's a nice day, take the time to wander around a little bit. You never know what you'll find!

    :-)

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    Kasna

    by leics Written Apr 10, 2010

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    Remarkably twiddly 'fountain'.

    Although 'kasna'means fountain this remarkably decorative thing is actually a cover for what was the town 'reservoir'...Kutna Hora traditionally had problems with accessing water supplies.

    It dates way back to 1495, and is worth seeking out for that fact alone.

    It stands on Rejskovo Namesti, not far from the plague column.

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    Morovy Sloup

    by leics Written Apr 10, 2010

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    Plague column

    This is the town plague column, erected as a memoria to the victims of the plague in 1713.

    Until I started travelling I had not realised that the plague travelled so far, or roccurred so often.

    I've seen plague columns in many European countries. I can quite understand why the inhabitants of a town felt the need to erect such a colum to give thanks for their escape.

    The column in Kutna Hora is covered with figures of miners, and topped with a sculpture of the Virgin Mary. It was created by one Frantisek Baugut, a Jesuit.

    To be found at the lower end of Sultyskovo.

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    Capital of Czech land - Prague

    by Raimix Written Oct 7, 2009

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    Prague is about 70 km from Kutna Hora. City is capital of Czech Republic with a population of about 1,2 millions people. It is definitely the main tourist destination in Czech Republic and surely need a visit for at least a few days. Prague historic centre consist of six different parts – Old Town, Juzefov, Mala Strana, Visegrad, Hadcany, New Town.

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    The Sedlec Bone Church

    by Jasen71 Written Feb 24, 2006

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    Okay if you like a quick walk it's about 3kms away or about 60 Crowns in a taxi.. This place is great a real treat for the tourist amongst us.. The ghoulish display of bones are the work of a woodcarver called Frank Rint who began this macabre display of art in 1870. The cover charge plus the extra photo charge come to 150 Crowns..

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    Admire the Dahlias

    by rexvaughan Written Dec 19, 2005

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    A front garden in Kutna Hora

    You will find tips like this on a lot of my pages as I enjoy gardening (it is one of those things you don?t have to be good at to enjoy). One of the benefits of walking, particularly in residential areas is that you have a chance to see what kind of care people take of their home and whatever area or garden surrounds it. This person is my kind of gardener. Nothing elaborate or fancy but some really beautiful seasonal blooms. I saw this in September which is the peak of the season for dahlias like these lovely ones. I would wager that you would see other things blooming in their season all spring and summer as well. This is just a house we passed as we walked from the train station into the city.

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    Beautiful (Ghoulish) Decorations...

    by coceng Updated May 5, 2004

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    In the Ossuary of Sedlec, we can see some beautiful decorations by human bones !
    Chandeliers, chalice, coat of arms, pinnacles etc.
    Quiet nice to look actually, considering we are looking at (old) human bones, nothing scary about it.
    My mind was thinking whom the bones belong to & I wonder those dead people gave their consents for their 'belongings' to be treated like this !
    You can see more of the photos from Ossuary of Sedlec at my: Sedlec Page.On the left is a chandelier made by human bones, what do you think ?.

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    Opening/Closing Times...

    by coceng Updated May 5, 2004

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    Seeing the Ossuary of Sedlec is a must !Depends on the season/months or the times that you go in to see, the place could be filled with people !
    The ossuary is opened :
    8 am to 6 pm
    April to September;
    Admission costs 30 Kn, plus an additional 30 Kn if you want to take a camera or a camcorder inside to capture the human bones !MY SEDLEC PAGE...

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    The Ossuary Of Sedlec...

    by coceng Updated May 5, 2004

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    This could almost be the highlight of coming to Kutna Hora/Sedlec.
    Sedlec is in the suburb of Kutna Hora, it's NOT in Kutna Hora itself, not many people would want to point this out.
    3.5 km away from Kutna Hora; you can either walking between the 2 places or taking the buses.
    OSSUARY means :
    A place where the bones of the dead are deposited; a charnel house.The Ossuary of Sedlec situated in the basement of the 14th century Chapel/Church of All Saints.
    In 1870, a Czech woodcarver named Frantisek Rint turned the human bones into the ghoulish artistic attractions that we can see today..MY SEDLEC PAGE...

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    The Cemetery...

    by coceng Updated May 5, 2004

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    The cemetery in Sedlec, just outside the Church of All Saints actually where you can see some old & new cemeteries.
    There used to be thousands of graves in this area but after years gone by, the graveyards became smaller & smaller...to a point that we could see a portal of it now.
    Today, Sedlec is considered as the suburb of Kutna Hora but it has been around much longer, since the founding of Bohemia's first Cistercian monastery here in 1142.
    So, I took a photo of the small portal of the cemetery in Sedlec.MY SEDLEC PAGE...

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