KUTNA HORA TOUR
The Kutna Hora Tour is a 5 hour excursion including the baroque ossuary in nearby Sedlec which is decorated with the bones of an estimated forty thousand people, Kutna Hora is a UNESCO listed town of great beauty.
Since 1995 the town has been registered on the UNESCO protected World Cultural and Natural Heritage list and the guided Kutna Hora Tour will take in the most important buildings and places including the gothic St. Barbara's Cathedral and Italian Court - originally a Royal Mint and source of the "Prague Penny".
The Kutna Hora Tour Full Details:
Minimum group size - 1 person
Start time and length of programme - The Kutna Hora Tour is available daily at 13.00pm summer time (1st April to 31st September) and at 12.30pm winter time (1st October to 31st March). The tour is closed 24th and 25th December. It lasts 5 hours, including transportation.
Price per person - Adults 960 CZK / £27 / €37, children up to 6 years old: 740 CZK / £21 / €28.50, students up to 26 years old:
900 CZK / £26 / €34.50.
Transfers and guide included - Yes, you will be picked up
at your accommodation and dropped back in the centre of Prague.
Kutna Hora Tour Itinerary
The tour starts around 12.30pm (exact time will be given on booking) with pickup from your Prague accommodation with coach and guide, the town of Kutna Hora is situated approximately 65 km east of Prague.
Kutna Hora was founded in the 13th century and due to its prosperous silver mining was the most important and richest town in Bohemia after Prague, several Bohemian kings down the years even making it their temporal residence.
During the tour you will also have the opportunity to admire the many beautiful gothic, renaissance and baroque burgher houses in the town and the unique, 15th century stone well.
In addition you will be taken to the nearby village of Sedlec to visit one of the most interesting burial places in the world called Kostnice (Ossuary).
The chapel at Sedlec on the tour is decorated with sculptures and displays made from over 40,000 human bones, including a macabre chandelier made from all the bones in the human skeleton, a huge crest of the noble Schwarzenberg Family as well as displays of crushed skulls, the results of previous medieval battles in the area.
After the tour you will be taken by coach back to the centre of Prague, it is here that the tour ends.
The Kutna Hora Tour is a great day-trip option from Prague for those with more time and interest to explore other magnificent, historic and architectural gems of the Czech Republic on offer other than just Prague.