Discover Kutná Hora, one of the Czech Republic’s most significant medieval towns, on this day trip from Prague. Travel by bus through central Bohemia and explore this ‘City of Silver,’ a rival to Prague in the Middle Ages. Visit the spine-chilling Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated entirely with human skulls and bones; and explore Kutná’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town. Visit the majestic Church of St Barbara, see the Italian Court and other sights, and break for lunch (own expense) before returning to Prague.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Old Town SquareMeet your guide in central Prague and make your way to the main bus station (5-10 min walking distance from the meeting point in Old Town Square). Then, board the private bus for Kutná Hora, the Czech Republic’s ‘City of Silver’ — a 13th-century silver mining town in central Bohemia that competed with Prague for power and riches in the Middle Ages.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaAdmire the Bohemian countryside, arrive in Kutná Hora and head for your first stop, the Sedlec Ossuary. On the way, hear more about Kutná’s history and how the town grew after the establishment of the Sedlec Monastery, a sanctuary for Cistercian monks, in the 12th century. Head inside the Sedlec Ossuary and gape at the macabre, bone-made interior. Inspect the chandelier and furnishings made entirely from human bones, and hear how the interior contains the skeletons of around 40,000 people. As you take in the bone creations, you’ll understand completely why the ossuary draws flocks of visitors.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Historic Centre of Kutna Hora, Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaNext, head for Kutná’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, a treasure chest of medieval architecture. Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: St Barbara's Cathedral, Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaVisit the magnificent Gothic Church of St Barbara and marvel at its echoing interior, replete with frescoes that show medieval miners. As you walk round, hear how the church was dedicated to St Barbara, the patron saint of miners, and was part of Kutná’s efforts to rival Prague.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hradek, the Little Castle, Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaAfter, delve further into the romantic streets and squares, passing gems such as the Hrádek palace.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Italian Court, Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaSee the Italian Court — the former Royal Mint.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Plague Column of the Virgin Mary Immaculate, Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaMake a brief stop for lunch (own expense), and then check out more Kutná highlights, including the Knight’s Hall and richly carved Plague Column, before catching your return bus.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock, Prague, BohemiaYour tour ends back in central Prague, when you say goodbye to your guide at the station.