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Kutna Hora Travel Guide: 369 reviews and 971 photos


Saturday 1st June 2002
Kutna Hora

It's hard to imagine today, but in its time this town about 65km southeast of Prague was Bohemia's most important after Prague.

This was due to the rich veins of silver below the town itself, and the silver groschen minted here was the hard currency of central Europe at the time.

Today the town is a fraction of its old self, but is still dressed up in enough magnificent architectural monuments for it to have been added to...
UNESCO's World Heritage List
...in 1996.

With a pastel-hued square dotted with cafés, medieval alleys with facades from Gothic to Cubist, and a cathedral to rival St Vitus, comparisons with Prague are hard to resist.

Kutna Hora is certainly as densely picturesque as Prague, and blessed with warmer people and lower prices.

The historical centre is compact enough to see on foot. Those who need their dose of 'culture' will have no trouble finding their cravings fulfilled by the fascinating sights on offer.

For a truly macabre sight, there is....

A cemetery at

Sedlec with a Gothic ossuary decorated

with the bones of some 40,000 people.

For some beautiful religious architecture minus bones, visit the Gothic Church of Our Lady, the St James Church, the 17th-century former Jesuit College, which has Baroque sculpture in front of it,...

The Cathedral of St Barbara

...and the Ursuline Convent, which houses an exhibition of antiques. If you are interested in the town's mining history, visit the Hradek Mining Museum and the medieval mine shafts.


Cathedral of St. Barbara is a must visit when you are in Kutna Hora.

The OSSUARY OF SEDLEC is NOT situated in Kutna Hora; it is 3.5 km away in the outer suburb of Kutna Hora.
You can walk to Sedlec or taking a bus.
Click HERE to go to my SEDLEC page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Town With Many Sights To Be Seen With Your Own Eyes !
  • Cons:Some Vital Sights Could Be Marred With Scaffoldings...
  • In a nutshell:A Day Excursion From Prague Is A Must !
  • Last visit to Kutna Hora: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 30, 2004
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  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2004 at 8:49 AM

    I have just returned from a trip to this area. I found Kutna Hora fascinating. Your page gives great hightlights of the area. The Bone Church was macbre and fascinating.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2004 at 12:02 PM

    Arnaud, nice page with fabulous photos ...brings back many memories of my day trip to Kutna Hora.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 4:27 PM

    Great page .. filled with wonderful narrations & photos and really helpful tips !! Keen observer you are :-) Thank you for sharing !

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2003 at 7:29 AM

    You have done excellent job with this page, congratulations!!!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2003 at 6:28 PM

    great infos & excellent pics, Arnaud ! In my german guidebook it is called Welsch court, in english it seems to be Italian court. No problem, we mean the same...

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2003 at 8:08 AM

    Excellent pictures, Arnaud! This is an amazing place indeed..

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2003 at 1:42 AM

    The St. Barbara cathedral looks impressive!

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2003 at 12:41 PM

    Superb. Awesome photos, and so interesting comments. I like your page

  • Goldenboy's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2003 at 12:36 PM

    I bet you madly in love with Czech. Otherwise, ya really work hard for it. What a real sucker boy :))))

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2003 at 4:55 AM

    Nice pictures. There are some very nice places off the beaten track not far from overtouristed Prague.


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