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Daytrip to Kutná Hora from Prague

Kutná Hora is possibly the most popular and probably the most rewarding destination for a daytrip from Prague.

It’s one of the 12 places in the Czech Republic on UNESCO’s world heritage list, but is most famous for its remarkable ‘bone church’; a cemetery chapel decorated with the bones of up to 40,000 people. There are at least three of these ‘bone chapels’ (or ‘ossuaries’) in the Czech Republic and many more scattered across Europe, but the creative arrangements of the bones in Kutná Hora make it more memorable than most.

Visiting the town only to see the ossuary is a wasted opportunity though; the historic centre is one of the country’s prettiest and the gothic cathedral of St Barbara arguably the country’s most spectacular. There are plenty of other historic sights and an interesting activity is to take a tour of the old silver mines, as far as six floors below ground.

The town is easy to navigate, the tourist information office is helpful and there are plenty of cheap cafes and restaurants with English menus and friendlier prices than equivalent places in Prague.

Below are two sides of an guide map to print and use for free.

Side One shows the centre of town with the main landmarks and recommended places to eat.

Kutna Hora daytrip Map side one Click for print version of Side One

Side Two shows the ten minute walk from Kutná Hora main train station to the bone church and a suggestion to save 200km of travel and 200Kč per person if you’re heading east after your stay in Prague.

Kutna Hora Daytrip Map side two Click for print version of Side Two

Kutna Hora
See and Do
Kutná Hora Overview
Daytrip to Kutná Hora from Prague
Bone Church
St. Barbara's cathedral
The Silver Mines
The Royal Mint
The Streets and Squares
Eat, Drink and Sleep
Dačický beerhall
Restaurant V Ruthardce
Hotel/Pension U Kata
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Getting there
Getting to Kutná Hora
Kutná Hora Daytrip map to print


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