Kutna Hora (with Bone Church)
Kutna Hora is about more than dem bones
Most visitors put the Ossuary (bone church), which ironically is in Sedlec, at the top of their wish list, when venturing outside of Prague to Kutna Hora. This is unfortunate, since few realize that this medieval mining town was also the equivalent of the central bank for 14th century Europe, an ecclesiastic center of the Cistercian order, and second only to Prague in terms of it's wealth and influence.
A tour of the Italian Court, where coins of the realm were minted from as early as the 13th century, or the underground mines, and St. Barbara's Cathedral gives one a sense of the past glory of Kutna Hora.
Besides the historic center of Kutna Hora, which alone could take a full day to thoroughly explore, there are many events and activities which lend themselves less to tourists checking off a laundry list of things to see and do, but more to the living and changing face of Czech culture. Annually host to Cycle Cross competitions (which incidentally the Czechs are currently World Champions), glider flights, and outdoor Rock & Hip Hop concerts. Even the architecture here screams that this is not the past, but instead the face of the new generation of Czechs.
While a Day Trip from Prague can be done in 4-5 hours comfortably, if you don't stop for lunch, we recommend a slower pace. Include some browsing at an old book and antique shop, lunch in one of several traditional beer halls or garden cafes, and a tour of the underground mine. Kutna Hora is sure to captivate your attention at least for a day.
Group Rates - Private Vehicle with English speaking driver/guide
(6 hours) $240 / $300
(9 hours) $340 / $420