Prague » Kutná Hora
The city of silver, treasury of the Czech Kingdom
The ancient silver mining town of Kutná Hora is one of the most historically significant towns in the Czech Republic and was the second most important town in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. The centre of the city was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1995 thanks to its historical importance and architectural gems. All of the streets, houses and churches exude a long history full of important events. The symbol of Kutná Hora is the unique late Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara.
Saint Barbara’s cathedral and the eerie Kostnice bone church, decorated with disconcerting sculptures of the bones of plague victims, are main attractions.
From Prague, Kutná Hora is well served by both bus and train. Trains arrive at Kutná Hora main station (Kutná Hora hl.n.), which is a ten minute walk from the famous ‘bone-church’ in the outer suburb of Sedlec. The 70-kilometer journey takes 50 minutes with a speed train.