"Kutna Hora - formerly rich of silver Czech town" Kutna Hora by Raimix
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Kutna Hora was a place I doubted about visiting it, but later I decided to do it, mostly because of famous and quite unique Bone Church. What is more, my host in Prague suggested me to take a way to that site with him by car. Visiting Kutna Hora was the right choice; I think it is one of the most beautiful places in Czech land.
Invention of the first Cistercian Monastery in 12th century was a beginning of Kutna Hora site, from 1260 Germans found here a valuable place to mine out silver started to do it at mountains nearby. The city became quite rich due to silver mines; the quite interesting fact to tell that from the 13th to 16th centuries city was about equal level with Prague culturally, politically, and economically. In 15th century it was second by importance in Bohemia.
The worse times to city life came with 16th century. In 1546 the richest silver mine was flooded, city lost privileges, it was on the way of plague and later period of Thirty Years’ Wars ruined Kutna Hora a lot. In 18th century silver mines were left empty.
Despite quite dramatic period now city is lively, full of historical sites, including rich gothic style St. Barbora Church, unique Bone Church. In the year of 1995 old part of city was included into UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
- Pros:cozy old town, amazing churches.
- Cons:Can’t remember of any…
- In a nutshell:Small, but rich town, former site of silver miners.
We were traveling to Kutna Hora by car. Distance Prague – Kutna Hora is about 75 km. It is possible to choose two roads... more travel advice
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