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Czech Republic

Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora

Nestled in the heart of the Czech Republic, Kutna Hora is a town that brims with history, culture, and architectural marvels. Once a significant silver mining center, this UNESCO World Heritage site now stands as a testament to the rich legacy of medieval Europe. Its origins date back to the 12th century. By the 14th century, it had become one of the most important cities in the Kingdom of Bohemia, rivaling Prague in wealth and influence. The town’s prosperity is reflected in its stunning architecture and historical landmarks, including the hauntingly beautiful Sedlec Ossuary, adorned with the bones of over 40,000 people, and the Gothic masterpiece St. Barbara’s Church, dedicated to the patron saint of miners. Other notable sites include the Italian Court, once the royal mint and now a museum showcasing the history of coin minting, and the Hradek Silver Museum, where visitors can explore medieval mine shafts. Kutna Hora is easily accessible from Prague, making it an ideal day trip for those looking to explore beyond the capital.

What's Unmissable

  • Visit St Barbara’s Church, a UNESCO-listed Gothic church that is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, dedicated to the patron saint of miners

  • Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Church)- decorated with the bones of around 40,000 to 70,000 people, it creates a macabre yet fascinating sight

Kutna Hora is a city that has a lot to offer in terms of historical sites, architecture, and cultural experiences