Kutna Hora

The historic center of the town of Kutna Hora has been listed on the UNESCO cultural and natural heritage list since 1996. Already in the 10th century silver was mined in the vicinity of the town. The real “silver fever” began in the 2nd half of the 13th century. Towards the end of the same century the royal town became the second richest and second most important town in the Bohemian kingdom. King Wenceslas II introduced a new mining law and established in Kutna Hora a central mint for the entire kingdom.

The town flourished during the 14th century, experienced a period of decline and devastation in the times of the religious (Hussite) wars and rose up to its former glory in the second half of the 15th century. In the mid of the following century once rich silver ores got exhausted, the silver mines were closed down and the town lost its importance.

After our arrival, we will go to the Cathedral of St. Barbara first. This is one of the greatest late Gothic European cathedrals. The foundation stone was laid in 1388 and the church was not completed until 1905. From there we will walk down to the center of the town and will visit the Italian Court, a great Gothic complex. In the past the Royal mint of the Kingdom was in operation here and the Bohemian kings used to stay here frequently.

We can visit the mint museum and learn about the art of striking coins in medieval times. On our walk around town we will see the Stone house, a well preserved Gothic house, the Gothic water fountain or the Baroque Church of St. John of Nepomuk. If you would like to take a lunch break at this point, I will be happy to recommend a good restaurant. At the end of the trip we will go to the nearby suburb of Sedlec, where you will see a very unique cemetery church. The interior of the Church of All Saints, which was first built in Gothic style and in the 18th century underwent a Baroque reconstruction, was decorated with human bones from about 40 000 skeletons in the 19th century. After this visit we will return to Prague.

Kutna Hora is situated about 70 kilometers east of Prague. It is possible to take a train or bus there. However, it is more comfortable and time saving to hire a private car or bus, since the bone church (ossuary) is located a few kilometers outside of the town’s center.

Duration: 6 hours

Group size (price per group)
1-2 3-6 7 and more
Guiding 3000 CZK 3400 CZK 3800 CZK
Private transport 2500 CZK 2800 CZK 4200 CZK
Public transport 150 CZK per person



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Terms and conditions

Admission:
Cathedral of St. Barbara
85 CZK (adults) | 60 CZK (children, students)
Italian Court
105 CZK (adults) | 85 CZK (children, students)
Ossuary
110 CZK (adults) | 70 CZK (children, students)