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1,5 hours Prague to Kutna Hora transfer
3 hour stop in Kutna Hora for sightseeing and lunch
3,5 hours Kutna Hora to Vienna transfer
The Cathedral of Saint Barbara, built between 1388-1565, dominates Kutna Hora. The town’s miners had it erected and dedicated it to the patron saint of miners. It was even designed to rival Prague’s Saint Vitus Cathedral. Built in 1338 and, after many interruptions, finished in 1905, the cathedral shows off much Baroque artwork. Frescoes focusing on mining themes from the Late Gothic period are delights, too. Do not overlook its masterful exterior of a Neo-Gothic facade with outer buttresses and gargoyles.
Housing a museum about mining and the town, the Italian Court once served as a Royal Mint. This building, erected in the 13th century, is where is the Prague groschen was first minted. Historic events took place here, too. Vladislav of Jagollen was elected King of Bohemia in the Italian Court during 1471. The Gothic royal chapel, hailing from 1386, can be considered the highlight of the tour.
Visitors on this tour learn how silver coins came into being. The tour also focuses on the medieval technology of mining, the processing of raw silver and the minting process. Some of the things to see include an authentic mining machine that had to be powered by horses and an original medieval mine. You also can explore a 250-meter long medieval mine. The tour takes one and a half hours. Open: April – October (Tue – Sun), November: on weekends only. If you wish to join a tour of the medieval mine please let us know in advance so that we can make a reservation.
In Sedlec, near Kutna Hora, the All Saints Chapel above the Bone Church hails from the 14th century. The cemetery, created during the 13th century, is home to many fallen soldiers from the Hussite wars. In 1511 a half-blind monk piled bones from abolished graves into pyramids. The bones were used to decorate the Bone Church. Master architect Jan Santini Blazej-Aichel had renovated the space in his unique Baroque Gothic style before the Schwarzenbergs bought the ossuary in 1784. It was this noble family that had the idea to place the 40,000 bones and skulls into various forms, such as a large chandelier, a Gothic tower and a chalice. There are even bones depicting the Schwarzenberg coat-of- arms that shows a severed Turk’s head and a raven. Any visit to the Bone Church is sure to be unforgettable and eerie, a definite highlight of your stay in the Czech Republic.
St.Barbara Cathedral – admission: 60 CZK / adult, students or and seniors 40 CZK / person. Open daily all year round, except Dec 24th.
Italian Court – Royal Mint – admission: 105 CZK / adult, seniors 85 CZK / person, students 65 / person. Open daily all year round.
Little Castle – Silver Mine Tour – admission: 120 CZK / adult, students or and seniors 80 CZK / person. Open daily all year round, except Mondays.
Bone Church – admission: 90 CZK / adult, students or and seniors 60 CZK / person. Open daily all year round.
|Location||322 km / 4,5 hour drive southeast of Prague (direction Slovakia and Austria - Vienna)|
|Sights to See||Kutna Hora - historical center|
|Interiors||Bone Church in Sedlec (Ossuary), Italian Court - Royal Mint (or Silver Mine Tour)|
|Availability From-To||All year round|
|Departure Time and Location||We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)|
|Return Location||We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.|
|Means of Transportation||Walking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus|
|Required Walking Ability||Low|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|