Welcome to Kutná Hora
Enriched by the silver ore that veined the surrounding hills, the medieval city of Kutná Hora became the seat of Wenceslas II’s royal mint in 1308, producing silver groschen that were then the hard currency of Central Europe. Boom-time Kutná Hora rivalled Prague in importance, but by the 16th century the mines began to run dry, and its demise was hastened by the Thirty Years’ War and a devastating fire in 1770. The... Read More
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Half-Day Trip to Kutna Hora from Prague
Meet-up with your guide at midday and start the 1-hour trek to Kutna Hora's bone ossuary, one of the most well-known burial grounds in the world. This chapel is decorated with more than 40 000 human bones, which are arranged into a chandelier, a Schwarzenberg Coat-of-Arms, and numerous other decorative touches. Kutná Hora has been on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites since 1995.But there is far more to see to this town than skeleton-made furniture. Kutná Hora was once the second richest city in the Kingdom of Bohemia, thanks to its medieval silver mining centre. The former wealth of the town is reflected today in the variety of architectural monuments and the preserved structure of the town centre. Our tour of Kutná Hora will take you to the Neo-Gothic St Barbara’s Cathedral, through the streets of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque town houses and to visit a unique stone fountain from the 15th century.Be transferred back to the meeting point on central Prague at tour's end.
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip from Prague by Train
Meet your guide at your Prague hotel from where you will walk to the train station. Take the train for about an hour and listen to your guide's stories about the history of Kutna Hora from its foundation to its biggest glory, while driving through the beautiful landscape of Central Bohemia.Your first stop will be the formerly biggest Cistercian abbey in Central Europe with the stunning Gothic and Baroque Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist. Just few steps from the cathedral lies the Cemetery Church of All Saint with the Ossuary. Learn why and how the Ossuary was created and see the amazing art pieces made of human bones. Sedlec Ossuary is a place where human bones are the one and only decoration.After a short bus ride to the city center of Kutna Hora, your guide will show you the Italian Court, a former Royal mint of Czech kingdom and residence of the Czech kings. Enjoy a lunch break at a delicious Czech restaurant (at your own expense) and take the opportunity to explore the life of silver miners in a museum dedicated to the silver miners. Experience a fascinating journey through a real medieval silver mine in a typical silver miner dress with a white coat, helmet and a flashlight.Your last stop take you to the symbol of pride of Kutná Hora’s burghers. See the amazing Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara with original medieval frescoes on the walls. Enjoy a relaxing train ride back to Prague with your guide and end of your journey at Prague's main train station.
Kutna Hora Half-Day Tour Including the Bone Church Kostnice
The picturesque medieval town of Kutna Hora, part of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage, is situated approximately 37 miles (60 km) east of Prague. The sources of the beauties and riches of Kutna Hora are in the silver mines that were exploited most intensively in the 14th and 15th centuries. At that time, the town rivaled Prague itself in importance. During this excursion, you will see interesting and impressive sights such as the unique Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara, the patron saint of miners, the nearby Hrádek building, which has a direct relationship with the town’s mining past. You will see the Italian Court (Vlašský dvůr) which is an important building, originally a royal mint, and the Gothic fountain. Exclusively you will see the Italian Court (Vlašský dvůr), that once produced Prague grosch. Your entrance fees are included.
Private Tour: Kutna Hora Half-Day Tour from Prague
Meet your private driver and guide at your Prague hotel, from where your half-day trip starts. After an approximate 1.5-hour drive, you will reach the medieval town Kutna Hora, which was one of the richest and most important towns after Prague in medieval Bohemia for a certain period in the 14th and 15th centuries.During your guided tour you will be shown several impressive buildings in Kutna Hora, such as Church of St. James (Sv. Jakub), the oldest among them. The church may seem a bit pale compared to the artistic Cathedral of St. Barbara, one of the most impressive cathedrals in Central Europe. Italian Court is one of the most valuable monuments of Kutná Hora with its Neo-Gothic reconstruction being a great example of cultural preservation methods and techniques a century ago. Ossuary is also worth a visit to see where human bones are being used for decorations. Your guide will be happy to recommend you a nice restaurant for lunch (not included in the price) before your return transfer back to Prague.
Private Transfer to Kutna Hora from Prague
Meet your private driver at your centrally located Prague hotel or Prague Airport and enjoy a private transfer to Kutna Hora from Prague. Have a worry free and relaxing transfer and your driver will drop you safely back at your Kutna Hora hotel.Travel with up to 7 people in your group on a comfortable vehicle and discover the scenery on your ride from Prague to Kutna Hora.
Private Trip to Kutna Hora and Bone Church from Prague
Kutná Hora, the city of silver, is deservedly attributed the other name “national treasury”. This is to say that its wealth helped to ensure the boom of the Czech Kingdom. The centre of the city was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1995 thanks to its historical importance and architectural gems. All of the streets, houses and churches exude a long history full of important events. The symbol of Kutná Hora is the unique late Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara we will visit first. The monumental church is consecrated to St. Barbara, patron saint of miners. Its unique design with a three-tent roof and intricate flying buttresses make it an unmistakable Kutná Hora landmark and the town's most significant monument. The starkly beautiful Gothic Church of St. James with its slender, 86 m tall tower, is a defining landmark on the Kutná Hora skyline. It is the oldest church in town. Its construction began in 1330 and ended in 1420. The church was originally projected with two towers but it soon turned out that the ground beneath was too unstable due to silver mining to hold both. The unfinished part of the second tower is clearly visible on the church exterior. For the unusual height of its tower, the church was also referred to as the Tall or High Church until the 17th century. The interior combines Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque artifacts.The Gothic Stone Fountain on Rejsek Square was built in 1493 by architect Matěj Rejsek (who also worked on the Church of St. Barbara and is the author of Prague's Powder Tower). The twelve-sided fountain is unusually large, four meters tall, and originally had a hexagonal roof. It supplied water to Kutná Hora when local water supply was cut off due to silver mining in the area. Water was brought in through wooden pipes from a well four kilometers away. The fountain is lit up beautifully after dark.Kutná Hora is known for the curious "Bone Church" or Ossuary. It is in the undergroud chapel of the Church of All Saints. It contains the bones of about 40,000 people who died of the plague in 1318 and during the Hussite wars in the 15th century. They were originaly buried at the church cemetery. When the cemetery was closed at the end of the 15th century, the exhumed bones were transferred to the chapel and compiled into pyramids. In 1870, František Rint of Česká Skalice arranged the bones and skulls into creative decorations that include bells, the Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms, and a chandelier.I and the professional driver will pick you up at 9am in a lobby of the hotel you are located in. We will travel to Kutna Hora by a private car or minivan. It takes approximately an hour to get there. We return to Prague around 4pm. After we see all the important sights in Kutna Hora we will have a great lunch in a local cuisine you really enjoy I promiss:-) (own expense)