Kutná Hora and Sedlec Ossuary (UNESCO)

A visit to the medieval silver mining town of Kutná Hora is a nice day trip from Prague. In as little as an hour, you can get out of the city and enjoy the picturesque beauty of this small Czech town with a big past. In the 13th century, silver was discovered here, and the royal mint was established a few decades later. The town became famous for producing the Prague Groschen coins, which were also used elsewhere in Europe at the time, and became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Some of the town's important sights are the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Barbora, the Wallachian Court (the former royal mint), and the Sedlec Ossuary, which is a church decorated with thousands of human bones.

We write about Kutná Hora in detail, and about visiting the town on your own, on our Kutná hora pages.