Half Day Tour of Kutna Hora
One of the richest cities in the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kutna Hora is a medieval center for mining silver. Take a five and a half hour tour, discovering the beautiful architectural heritage the city has to offer. Also, see the famous chandelier of human bones at the Sedlec Ossuary that makes for a hauntingly beautiful sight.
- 14th-century Kutna Hora was home to the deepest mine ever made in the world at the time, at a depth of 600 meters
- Excellent guides in 23 different languages from around the world
- Visit a variety of architectural monuments such as St Barbara’s Cathedral, Sedlec Ossuary and bask in the beauty of the once prosperous Kutná Hora
- It is a cultural heritage site that is recognized by UNESCO
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Kutna Hora, a silver mining centre in the medieval ages, has a mine which was the deepest one at the time. At its peak, it was the second wealthiest city in the entire Kingdom of Bohemia. The variety of architectural monuments and how well preserved their structures are proves that they were indeed extremely wealthy. The size of the original St. Barbara’s Cathedral was actually bigger than what you see currently, by nearly five times. So rich was this city that the name ‘dollar’ in the U.S. dollar was inspired by thaler that was minted in Kutna Hora? Get to witness the beautiful gothic, renaissance, and boutique townhouses of the Kutna Hora city. The Sedlec Ossuary, attracting nearly 200,000 tourists annually, is a must visit. It is a unique burial ground chapel that is decorated with more than 40,000 human bones and remains. These remains have been arranged into beautiful formations such as the Schwarzenberg Coat-of-Arms, and the signature of Rint.
Another major attraction is the Stone Fountain in Kutna Hora. Built in the Gothic style, the fountain is unusually large, standing at nearly 4 metres in height. Primarily used to store water, It is evidence of the importance of water in this mining town. This silver mining centre has a lot to offer to anyone who visits.
A visit to one of Czech Republic’s hottest destination, the Kutna Hora city, is a must for anyone travelling to the country. This site has been there in UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage sites since 1995. On the day of the tour, you will be picked up from your hotel or you can join the tour from the meeting point at 12.30 PM. The entire tour will be for about 5.5 hours. Your first stop will be at the iconic St. Barbara’s Cathedral.
The bridge leading to the cathedral is adorned with several statues and statuataries on the sidewalks. The St. Barbara’s Cathedral is surrounded by stunning gardens and presents a spectacular peek into the beauty and architecture of medieval Central Europe. The interior of the cathedral is equally breathtaking. The famous vaulted ceilings that are commonly associated with the Gothic style of architecture can be seen. Several frescoes, depicting life and religious activities in the medieval town have been preserved. The glass windows, altars and choir stalls are incredible to witness in person.
The next stop is the Sedlec Ossuary. Home to more than 50,000 skeleton, the ossuary is one of the most interesting burial grounds in Europe. The centrepiece is a chandelier of bones, hanging from the centre of the nav and has garlands of human skulls draping the vaulted ceiling. At least one bone from every part of the human body can be found on this incredible chandelier. The Stone Fountain on Rejsek Square is also a must-see. Originally used to store water, in case the supply was cut off, it presents an incredible sight when it is lit up after dark. Once the tour is finished, you will be dropped back at the meeting point in Parking Na Příkopě 23, Prague 1.
- Pick up from hotel
- Drop Off to meeting point
- Ticket price includes entrance fee to Saint Barbara’s Church
- A visit to the Sedlec Ossuary
- A guide who will be ready to help throughout the trip
- Drop off to hotel
Know Before You Go
Monday to Sunday at 12:30 PM
Duration: 5.5 hours
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your mobile voucher instantly after your purchase. There is no need to print. Please display the tickets on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point at Parking Na Příkopě 23, Prague 1.
By metro: Take the metro-line B to Republic Square. Walk on Na Příkopě for about 400m. You will see your destination on the right.
Take the metro-line A to Mustek. Walk around 450m north to reach Na Příkopě. The destination will be on your left.
By tram: Take tram 6,8,15 or 26 upto Republic Square. Walk on Na Příkopě for about 400m. Your destination should be on the right.
Only valid for the same day and time
Na Příkopě 23, Prague 1, Prague