Czech Republic
Kutná Hora District

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  • Day40

    Kutna Hora

    July 27, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Day bus trip to Kutna Hora, a town 70 km outside Prague. First stop was Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Church)- qualifies as the creepiest place I've ever visited ( surpasses even the bone catacombs we visited under Paris). Then on to Kutna Hora- UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Originally a silver mine and where the coins where made centuries ago. Also has the beautiful st Barbara Church. She is the saint for silver mining. Back to Prague in the late afternoon for a cruise on the river.Read more

    Juliane Blackwell


    Roslyn Brown

    Water reservoir in the centre of the town

    Beks Travels

    The important sites of a town 😀

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  • Day1

    Hansebuben in der Knochenkirche

    August 22, 2019 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Das Sedletz-Ossarium ist ein Beinhaus in Sedletz, einem Ortsteil von Kutná Hora, etwa 70 km östlich von Prag. Es befindet sich im Untergeschoss der Allerheiligenkirche auf dem Sedletzer Friedhof. Berühmtheit erlangten Kirche und Beinhaus durch die Aufbewahrung von rund 40.000 menschlichen Skeletten, wovon die Knochen von etwa 10.000 Menschen künstlerisch verarbeitet wurden, um Dekorationen und Einrichtungsgegenstände für das Kirchengebäude zu formenRead more

  • Day1

    Endlich wieder zusammen

    August 30, 2019 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Unsere 4er-Gang hat, da die Zappanale nicht gemeinsam besucht werden konnte, beschlossen, unbedingt eine gemeinsame Ausfahrt zu organisieren.
    Dank Klausi‘s liebevoller Organisation können wir: Klaus, Olaf, Richard, Uwe und Doc diesem Trip entgegensehen.
    Oli‘s Anlasserrelais spinnt, so dass wir uns einigen, Ihn beim Start einfach anzuschieben.
    Am Abend lecker Absacker mit tschechischem Bier und Becherovka.
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  • Day2

    Kuttenberg (Kutná Hora)

    August 31, 2019 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Heute ist Kulturtag! Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück und einem 11:00-Uhr-Bierchen geht es zur Barbara-Kathedrale.
    Geplant ist eine zweieinhalb-stündige Stadtführung. Unser „Führer“ ist ein älterer Herr, geschätzt auf Mitte 70. Nach einigen geschichtlich/historischen Informationen (in die Barbara-Kathedrale) können wir wegen einer Hochzeit noch nicht rein, beginnen wir einen mehr als interessanten Stadtrundgang. Nach reichlich zwei Stunden in sengender Hitze setzen wir uns dehydriert erst einmal zu einem Bierchen und ner Cola nieder, um dann im Welschen Hof noch einen „Prager Groschen“ (allerdings nicht aus Silber, wie im Mittelalter, sondern aus Alu) zu prägen. Neben der Besichtigung der Burganlage, die sozusagen Zweitwohnung des Königs Wenzel und seine Münzpräge sowie Schatzkammer war, ging es jetzt in die Barbara-Kathedrale.
    Ein mittel bis spätgotischer und unvollendeter Sakralbau, der Bergleute Kuttenbergs. Einen Bischof gab es hier nicht, deshalb exakt: eine Kathedral-Kirche. Muss man gesehen haben... steht bautechnisch in vieler Hinsicht in der Reihe mittel- bis spätgotischen Kirchenbauten... ist aber durch einen eingebauten Balkon viel heller.
    Nach nunmehr fast vier Stunden verabschieden wir uns von unserem „Franz“, voll mit historischen Eindrücken.
    Der inzwischen quälende Hunger wird kulinarisch gestillt, danach chillen im Hotel.
    19:00 Uhr Abendbrot in der Pizzeria auf dem Markt und dann... Cola, Bier und Becherovka bis ins Bettchen.
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  • Day38

    More of them bones

    January 21, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ 🌙 -9 °C

    Up again this morning, went down for breakfast. This morning they had frankfurt soup with sausage, I presume it was leftovers from the day before. We enjoyed a bit of vegemite and toast.
    Today we went on a tour to Kutná Hora which was an hour drive from Prague. We were a little disappointed with the previous two tours so we decided to try a new company. We were lucky as there were only 9 of us on the tour. The main reason to go out to Kutná Hora was to see the bone church that we had heard so much about. It is a church and inside it is decorated with bones. It was a very strange feeling being in there knowing that there were 60,000 skeletons used in the church. The ironic thing is people travelled from all over Europe to die and be buried in this cemetery as it was thought to be holy grounds and they have ended up as a tourist attraction. After the church we visited other things around the town. Talking to the guide they don't usually get snow and it is the coldest winter they have had in 5 years. Today it wasn't as cold. She said yesterday was -14 so no wonder we felt it. We had lunch at local pub, the kids had a chicken schnitzel that was as big as the dinner plate. I had beef cheeks and Dave had potato and mushroom soup & creamy beef. Tatiana tells us that they don't eat many vegetables and they eat what we had for lunch for lunch and tea. A bit more of a walk around town before heading back to Prague. It was a lovely day with a lovely group of people, a good way to finish. We saw the sun setting on the way home.
    When we got back we walked along the river as it was such a nice evening. We had planned to go out for tea as it was our last night but as we had such a late lunch none of us felt like eating. Tonight we have the daunting task of packing everything into our bags.

    Photos 1, 2, 3 - Sedlec Ossuary (bone church)
    Photo 4 - My lunch, it doesn't look that good, but it was yummy.
    Photo 5 & 6 - Charles Bridge at night
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    Annette Luckraft

    Soup for breakfast! No thank you. Deirdre has the right idea. Nice piece of toast and home grown tomato to look forward to on your arrival home. Something that is not too far away now. Don't rely on your feathers to get you home. Take the airline and their food will be good. Your blog has been interesting Debbie. It has sounded as if you have had a great family time together. You are going to miss Kellie this year Brodie, no nagging big sister to deal with! Things are a changing in the Adamson household but I'm sure you will all adjust to it and still remain very close. Sandra said goodbye to her grandies yesterday morning. Her back is slowly coming good, but you know what it is like, she just wants to get her house back to "normal" then fall in a heap.We look forward to hearing more of your trip when we see you next. Enjoy the warmth when you step off that plane again.

  • Day56

    Day 56: Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

    August 15, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today we travelled to Kutná Hora (about an hour from Prague) to visit the Sedlec Ossuary, St. Barbara's Cathedral and the Church of the Assumption of our Lady. They were all pretty neat and very old.

    The ossuary is the final resting place to 65,000 people and they arranged the bones artistically to make decorations or furnishings. When you walk around the cemetery outside, you also see people buried from 2015 so it's pretty recent even though the church has been there since the 12th century and the cemetery is rather small.

    We also walked around the town a bit which was nice and reminded me of Old Montreal with all the cobblestone. We walked a good amount today too as we couldn't figure out the bus schedule and since it's such a small town, no one we spoke to really understood English.

    By the end of the night, we went back to the same restaurant for the third time in a row so I'm sure they will know us by name soon enough.
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    Nicole Dumouchel

    Would you like a similar one in your new bedroom?

    Nicole Dumouchel


  • Day10

    The Lovely Bones

    June 10, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    This morning's wake up was a tad difficult... We headed out with our bags around 8.30am. We had around an hours drive to a small town called Kutna Hora, population 20,000. This town is famous for a small church called the Cemetary Church of All Saints. More commonly known as the 'bone church', the site is the final resting place of around 40,000 people, and the Ossuary is full of skulls and bones. Some are decoratively displayed, in other areas there are just mountains of skulls. I overheard someone describe it as morbidly glorious, and that is absolutely the best description.
    After we left the church and cemetery area, we grabbed some snacks and water, then jumped back on the bus for a 3 hour drive to our next service stop.
    Arwen chucked on her playlist on the bus. There were some real gems in there (the Bloodhound Gang and Linkin Park) with plenty of variety (Bieber, Elton John), very enjoyable!
    We stopped at the most random place, it was pretty much a theme park... with a restaurant inside a plane, an Excalibur themed section, and lots of arcade games.
    Ebony and I wandered around in search of the pizzeria which was mentioned on the sign out the front, but got a bit lost, overwhelmed and confused... Eventually we found a restaurant which sold pizza, just a short walk away, and headed there.
    Pizza was delicious, and service was super speedy, which we later found out was not the case for everyone else. Best bit, free wifi! Whilst watching some rather embarrassing snapchats from the night before's festivities, I got a call from Mum and Sam! "Happy day before your birthday, Marn!"
    We wandered back to the coach, and headed on our way to Vienna!
    We only had about 20 minutes to check in, get organised and dressed up for the night's optional extra, a Mozart and Strauss concert, so we ran in and really hussled to get ready!
    We jumped back on the bus and headed to the old Stock Exchange Building for the concert, found our seats in this beautiful building, and were ready for some amazing classical music.
    It was only a small orchestra, but they were incredible. There were no amps or microphones, just incredible, live music. When they first began I got goosebumps... There was also 2 opera singers and some ballet dancers, and the costumes were stunning.
    During intermission we actually got to go and speak to the performers and take photos with them, so that was really cool!
    From the concert, we jumped back on the bus and headed to Prater Park, a massive theme park in Vienna. A few of us had dinner at a little restaurant there (burgers!) and then went for a bit of a wander around the park. T, Ebony, Sharnne and I went on a ghost train - it was bloody scary, T and I had to hold each other and we all screamed like little girls, it was hilarious.
    From there we headed to the meeting point so we could get a lift on the bus back to our hostel. I would have liked to spend more time there, but we were all pretty tired. The plan was to head up to our rooms, get changed, then head down to the hotel bar, but I laid down on my bed and pretty much passed out. I woke about half an hour later, just got changed and jumped back into bed. I think the big days (and nights) have caught up with me!
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  • Day532

    Day 533: Kutna Hora

    August 1, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Today we did a day-trip out to Kutna Hora, our second-last World Heritage site in Czech Republic. It's about an hour from Prague, and it's funny because it's also one of the most-visited spots in the country. But the reason everyone goes there isn't because of the World Heritage site! This is where you find the famous "bone ossuary", an underground chapel decorated entirely with the bones of human skeletons. There's apparently between 40,000 and 70,000 skeletons down there so it's quite an odd spot.

    But I digress. Since it's so busy and it was another scorcher we decided to head early, on the 8am train from Prague central. Arrived around 9, caught the transfer into the old town and explored the World Heritage site. Some nice buildings including a magnificent cathedral. This city was once the heart of the European silver trade and was extremely rich - until one of the biggest mines flooded, at about the same time as silver from the Americas was being imported en masse.

    But we wandered and filmed, checking out various things. We'd left Schnitzel behind since we wanted to get it done as quick as possible and that proved to be a good decision. Also trying a slightly different style of presenting - a bit more emotion and a bit less wikipedia. Will see how it goes!

    We also visited the bone ossuary, crowded though it was, and filmed a short clip even though it's not part of the UNESCO area. Yep, it's pretty creepy but not as bad as you might think. Caught a 2pm train back to Prague and headed home. Went back to the Vietnamese place for dinner again, though this time there was only one worker - poor girl was trying to wait tables and cook at the same time! Eventually a Vietnamese family from Germany ended up helping her out, fetching drinks from the fridge, shuffling plates around and the like. Quite funny.
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    Trish Forrester

    That bone place gives me the creeps!


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