A great day trip from Prague.
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Small, but rich town, former site of silver miners.
Frankly, I find it a bit difficult to fathom how such a beautiful church was almost abandoned for such a long time. Sure, the plans were initially made and construction started when Kutna Hora was still in its heyday, when the mines were still producing lots of silver and the city was very wealthy. Bear in mind that city sources say that a roof was...more
'Memento mori', a reminder of mortality... After five minutes in this church, we started to see all the bones and skulls not as a human remains but art. Different, unusual, weird but art. Kutna Hora is offering much more than just a bone church, but bone church is definitely 'must see'.Visitor Information:The Ossuary is open daily except 24th and...more
Ossuary (from Late Latin 'ossu¨¡rium', from Latin 'os' - bone) - a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead.It's not easy to feel yourself like in the church there. It's a weirdest place we've ever seen.... Have to mention that the present arrangement of the bones is pretty modern, it dates from 1870 and is the work of a Czech wood-carver,...more
28 Rijna street 511, Kutna Hora, 28401, Czech Republic
Good for: Couples
A small Hotel that has 5 Double Rooms, however not all are en-suite. The Hotel also has a garden,...more
Zamecka 52, Sedlec, Kutna Hora, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Good for: Families
Sometimes good fortune shines and it happened to us in Kutna Hora as we were looking for somewhere to have lunch. We stumbled upon a traditional Czech pub which has been operating for about 400 years here. Its interior is extremely inviting with a bar in the front room which is colorfully decorated and well populated. The main dining room is just...more
I must say that North Bohemian cities are not the most thrilling places by night. Other than places to eat and drink the local brews, I didn't see much of anything to do. Even Kutna Hora was devoid of much, at least in the what I imagine to be the offseason. It is nice to walk about with no tourist as most of them just daytrip from Prague. A lot of the city is still flood lit and you can get some nice photos.
The easier and faster way to get to Kutna Hora is by train. Go from Praha hl.n (the main train station) to Kutna Hora hl.n. The trip takes right about an hour.Please remember that the main train station in Kutna Hora is basically at the other end of town from the main sights. You can transfer trains to Kutna Hora Mesto, which is only like a 7...more
Kutna Hora is in Central Bohemia, about 70km east of PragueIt takes about an hour by train and cost about USD 5.50 one way for one person.You really do not need to pay for a tour. It's very easy to get there and around as an independent traveller.Just do your home work, print out a train schedule for a convenient day. Make sure you search for the...more
All train come to the Main Station witch is in a suburb. You can walk from the Kutna Hora train station to the Sedlec Ossuary 'bone church'The way to the centre from the Sedlec Ossuary isn't signed well up to know and it takes about 40 min (walk about 3 km/ 2.5 miles) and pretty boring as well.Taxi cost us about USD 4.00 and took 5 min.more
We found this shop on one of the streets of Kutna Hora which sold morbid puppets. Witches with stake through their hearts, creatures of the night, devils with horns, women with rocks tied around their necks...etcI lugged two around throughout my travels, one for myself and one for a friend. They were just too morbid to pass up.Several shops sell...more
This is what they offer :Great artificial bones, set into works of art...NOT AT ALL so very special as in Kutna Hora but where else may you buy stuff like that ?? The prices are a bit higher than other chandeliers in Czechia, but certainly still cheaper than in Your country !more
The Czech Republic is justifiably noted for its great beers. Though the Germans invented lager, it was the Czechs who invented the pilsner, the light colored lager that dominates the world today. There are many great beers to try here though many of them are vanishing as big brands like Pilsner Urquell and Budvar dominate the market place. There is...more
Very extraordinary (for my point of view) custom in Kutna Hora: humans who were buried long time ago raising from they graves and they bones bury under the church. In the picture you can see the element of one of the churches. All things of interior (candeliers, decorations, blazons etc.) are made from human bones.more
Cemetary chapel with Ossuary:Entrance fee from 1st April 2013:Adult admission 90,- CZKChurch of the Assumption of Our Lady in Sedlec:Entrance fee from 1st April 2013:Adult admission 50,- CZKCathedral of St.Barbara:Entrance fee: Adults: CZK 60 Jesuit College:Adult admission 80-220CZK You can buy combined addmission tickets ad save (see photo). We've...more
Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the culture which has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia.Unlike some other religions - where access to places of worship may be restricted to members of that religious group or a specific gender - the vast majority...more
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I really hesitate to call anything in this town a tourist trap, but I'm putting this here because I didn't feel like I got much value for my money on this tour. There just wasn't that much to see at this buiding they call The Italian Court, only a few old coins - I guess if you were a coin collector this place might be really interesting, but for me it was a yawn. I would've spent my time better just wandering around the timeless streets of this village, soaking up the atmosphere.
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! :-)more
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.more
I spotted a rack of Push bikes for hire in the local tourist centre in the main square, and for 220 crowns a day! plus a 1000 crowns deposit.
Equipment: i didn't see any helmets about!
Take a look at this gorgeous wooden work! It's difficult to believe that this church was abandoned for so long and even used as a tobacco factory. Only in 1806 the Cathedral was returned to the church purposes. Now the monastery and the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.more
Baroque school building designed by Giovanni Domenico Orsi de Orsini. It was built on a dominant site, and features prominently in views of the town. The abolishing of the Jesuit order in 1773 lead to the college being transferred under the administration of the army. The building served military use until the beginning of 1997 mostly as a storage...more
The Plague column is one of the Baroque jewel of Kutna Hora. The Plague Column was created by the Jesuit sculptor F.Baugut between 1713 and 1715. It was a reaction to plague epidemic in 1713 which left thousands of victims behind. It's decorated by statue of Immaculate Virgin Mary and also by work motifs (sculptures of miners).more