Sedlec (Bone Church) Off The Beaten Path

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    Places nearby Sedlec : Hradec Kralove

    by globetrott Updated Jan 9, 2015

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    Places nearby Sedlec : Hradec Kralove

    Hradec Kralove is the Czech name for "Königgrätz" , where 1866 the Habsburg-family lost the so called "Battle of Königgrätz".
    The battlefield can be visited outside the town - but the town also looks great inside, with a lovely main square and several big churches .
    Hradec Kralove has about 100.000 inhabitants and is situated about 60 Km north/east of Sedlec.
    By car you might need a bit more than 1 hour maybe, as the roads are sometimes rather bad.
    You might as well take the train !
    Read more about Hradec Kralove in my link below !

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    Places nearby Sedlec : Chrudim

    by globetrott Written Jan 3, 2015

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    Places nearby Sedlec : Chrudim

    Chrudim is the birthplace of Josef Ressel ( 1793-1857) - the inventor of the ship-screw. You will see his statue in front of the local museum.
    I mainly enjoyed the great town-square with the baroque town hall, a museum of Marionettes and lovely door-handles made by sculptures fishes...
    You can get to Chrudim by train or by car (in about 45 minutes ) from Sedlec !

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    40 Km east of Sedlec : Pardubice / Pardubitz

    by globetrott Written Jan 3, 2015

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    40 Km east of Sedlec : Pardubice / Pardubitz

    Pardubice is a small town, 40 Km east of Sedlec.
    The townsquare consists only of houses built around 1500 A.D. , only the townhall is a bit younger, from 1894.There is a great castle and an Art Nouveau theatre.
    It might be the best to get there in the afternoon, when the market is over and it is much easier to take pics of the lovely facades on the town-square.

    40 Km east of Sedlec : Pardubice / Pardubitz 40 Km east of Sedlec : Pardubice / Pardubitz
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    The gothic well in Kutna Hora

    by globetrott Written Jan 2, 2015

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    The gothic well in Kutna Hora
    There is an interesting gothic well, when you walk from the big parking " na Valech " down to the town-square you will pass by this old gothic well with great ornaments in the sandstone.
    The well is situated in the middle of " Rejskovo nam ", close to the church "St.John-van-Nepomuk ".
    It is quite unusual because of its size and you have to walk inside in order to get the water.

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    Places nearby Sedlec: Litomysl

    by globetrott Written Jan 2, 2015

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    Places nearby Sedlec: Litomysl

    Litomysl is another lovely castle that you should not miss, when travelling through Czechia and Litomysl is in a distance of around 60 km to the east of Sedlec.
    Unfortunately photography is forbidden in the castle-interior, but also the park and the innercourt of the castle are really worth a visit !

    Make sure, you will not miss the great town-square of Litomysl - you might need about 3-4 hours in order to see the most of the tourist-sights.

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    The church inside the Welsh Court in Kutna Hora

    by globetrott Written Jan 2, 2015

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    The church inside the Welsh Court in Kutna Hora

    This is the church inside the palace / Welsh Court in Kutna Hora and it has wonderful Art Nouveau-paintings of the end of the 19th century on the walls.
    The church is rather small, as it was mainly ment for the king and his family.
    Have a look at this wooden masterpiece of the main altar with all it's great sculptures.
    Each of these statues is about 80 cm high. - The church is just a museum today and
    church service is held there only at special occasions.

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    The Welsh Court / Vlassky Dvur in Kutna Hora

    by globetrott Written Jan 2, 2015

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    The Welsh Court / Vlassky Dvur in Kutna Hora

    The Welsh court in Kutna Hora was one of the castles of the Bohemian kings and was as well used as the place, where all coins of Bohemia were produced for about 250 years.
    On a guided tour through the palace you will see samples of all coins, having been produced there
    The Production of all Silver Coins in Bohemia was finally made only in Kutna Hora, as the silver came from the nearby Silver Mines.
    About 2000 coins were made every day, simply with a hammer,smashed on a form put on top of the raw silver-coin.Inside the museum you will see such a scenery set up by puppets.

    The big hall of the Welsh court is used for weddings today and in former times council meetings were held here as well.There are plenty of tours all day long, and when I arrived, I agreed to have a tour in English & Czech - but as soon as 2 more guests from germany arrived, a special tour in German was arranged only for the 3 of us.
    Taking pics was no problem at all !

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    St.Barbara Cathedral in Kutna Hora

    by globetrott Written Jan 2, 2015

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    St.Barbara Cathedral in Kutna Hora is built in the unique " Bohemian gothic style " and was consecrated to St. Barbara, the patron of all miners, as most of the population was working in the nearby Silver-mines.The cathedral was first built in 1388 and was partly re-constructed in the 19th century, when it also got this unique roof with the 3 tents.
    Make sure, you get there in time and NOT ON a Monday !!!
    You can get the key to the church at a house, opposite of the church.
    What a pity, I was there on a monday, and I was in a hurry and could not wait till next morning...
    ...but I will certainly visit this great town again, and will have a look into this church as well.

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    the plague-column in Sedlec

    by globetrott Written Jan 2, 2015

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    the plague-column in Sedlec

    Don't miss this interesting plague-column just outside of the bone-church-cemetery.
    Take a closer look at the great sculpture in my extra pics, it is one of the 4 sculptures around the plague-column in Sedlec. When you click on my picture you will see a bishop reading in one of his books, while the devil in chains behind of him has no possibilities to attac or harm anyone.

    Somehow the devil even seems to enjoy the situation...

    ...the devil as a masochist - another example of the very special kind of humor in Czechia...

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    A lovely Art-Nouveau facade in Sedlec

    by globetrott Written Dec 31, 2014

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    This lovely Art Nouveau building was built just a few steps off the bone-church-cemetery and dates back to the time, when Czechia was still a part of the Austrian empire. You will pass by that building with the great pastel-colors in the facade , when walking from the church " Assumption of the blessed Virgin " to the bone-church.
    Have a look at the funny facade, that includes 2 faces, obviously chatting with each other and also watching all the many tourists walking by...

    This house is just next to the Hotel u ruze !

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