Kutna Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary

Kutna Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic (B)

Kristin and I planned two and a half days in Prague. Then I found out about this town, Kutná Hora, and the Sedlec Ossuary, and I wasn’t sure how to spend my time. My friends have raved about Prague, and many have claimed Prague was their favorite European City to visit. As such, with all the places to see and things to do, I figured I at least needed our planned two and a half days to visit, maybe more. 

But after seeing pictures of the Sedlec Ossuary, I felt like I was too close (only an hour away by train) to pass up a chance to see it. After much deliberation, I signed on to a six-hour tour of Kutná Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary with Discover Prague. While I really enjoyed Prague, I’m so glad I took the time to see Kutná Hora and Sedlec Ossuary.

Kutná Hora was settled in 1142 with the establishment of Sedlec Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia. Just over a century later, German miners began prospecting for silver in the mountain region. Not surprisingly, Kutná Hora means mining mountain. In 1300, King Wenceslas II issued a royal mining code which specified the conditions necessary for operating the silver mines. He also claimed that everything two meters below ground belongs to the King.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kutna Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Kutna Hora
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on Author's Website: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/01/17/kutna-hora-sedlec-ossuary/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Church of St. Barbara
  • Cathedral of Assumption of Our Lady Sedlec
  • Sedlec Ossuary
  • Corpus Christi Chapel
  • Jesuit College
  • Czech Museum of Silver
  • Dačický Restaurant
  • Italian Court