Join us on our day trip to this incredible UNESCO-World-Heritage-listed town and discover why Kutná Hora is rated among the most amazing sites in Europe. Visit the chapel decorated with nothing but human remains!
When: Every Saturday at 11:00
Price: 1000 CZK / person, minimum of 8 people
Where: Just off Old Town Square – at the Discover Prague Tour Office (Celetná 12) in the heart of the Old Town.
What you will do
Starting in Prague’s Old Town square, the tour starts with a train ride (ca. 1 hour) from Prague’s Hlavni Nádraží (Main) train station, through lovely Bohemian countryside, to Kutná Hora. Below the 15th-century Cemetery Church of All Saints at the center lies the curiously fascinating Bone Chapel. Our first stop will be the eerie Sedlec Ossuary - Roman Catholic chapel, estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people. Whose bones have, in many cases, been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.
After a lunch break at an excellent and very modestly priced (main course around 5 EUR) Czech restaurant, you will have a tour through Kutna Hora’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Take an all-day sightseeing tour to the famous medieval city, covering workshop of Alchemist known as Sancturin House, beautiful Saint Barbara’s Church, Bohemia’s oldest Cistercian Monastery and so much more!
What to expect
Stare in awe as our guide shows you a chandelier comprising at least one of every bone in the human body, pyramids of skulls, and delicately crafted shields of arms made of…yes, you guessed it, arms!
Kutna Hora however is much more than the Bone Chapel! Thanks to the town’s prosperous silver mines, Kutna Hora became the second most decadent city in the Bohemian kingdom in the Middle Ages and flourished, rivaling Prague economically, culturally, and politically. Eventually, the silver dried up, and the town was ravaged by two Holy Wars, but what was left behind still wows tourists to this day: beautiful buildings such as the glorious Gothic masterpiece St. Barbara’s Church, the sumptuous Italian Court, and Royal Residence and Hradek, the little castle.
- All admissions
- Round-trip public transport
- Transport within Kutna Hora
- The Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Chapel)
- Saint Barbara’s Church
- The Hussite Wars
- Sankturin House
- The Plague Column
- Bohemia’s oldest Cistercian Monastery
- St. James’ Church
- The Italian Court
- Royal Mint
- Ruthardska Street
- The Jesuit College
- Stone House
- and so much more!
- Duration: approximately 7 hrs from start to finish
- Distance: 4-5 km of walking
- Additional costs: lunch, souvenirs, tips, postcards/stamps
- Food info: we stop at a restaurant during the tour, or you can bring your own lunch