The historical town of Kutná Hora, now with a Unesco World Heritage listing, used to play an important role in the 13th century when silver ore was discovered here. Its fame lasted until the 16th century, when silver resources were depleted. Its increasing wealth and prosperity led to an architectural boom in the town and gave rise to the construction of many beautiful monuments – the Gothic five-naved St. Barbara Cathedral, the Italian Court with the Royal Mint, the Stone House and other Gothic and Renaissance landmarks. Not far from Kutná Hora in nearby Sedleč is a uniquely amazing sight – the Baroque ossuary. The ossuary is decorated with the bones of some 40,000 people, and the decorations even include a human bone chandelier. The town is small enough to be seen in a single day, is free of the ugly, Communist-era buildings that plague many of the country’s small towns, and is not very far from Prague – all these factors make it a very popular day trip.
Total duration: 6.5hrs.
Travel time (one way): 1 hr 15min.
Recommended pick-up time: from 9am to 2pm.
Free time at destination: 3 to 4 hrs. The time is sufficient for a quick visit to the city, including the nearby Sedleč Ossuary. There is enough time for lunch. The city can be easily seen on foot.
Price includes: Return transport from Prague back to your hotel, waiting fee at Kutná Hora and driving from Kutná Hora to Sedleč Ossuary, and possible driving in the city centre at your request.
Price excludes: Entrance fees such as entrance to Sedleč Ossuary (90 CZK per person) and St. Barbara’s Church (60 CZK per person).
More information about this tour can be found here.