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Sep 13, 2018 - Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora in Central Bohemia held more special treats for us. We visited a small church which had been part of a monastery dating back to 1142. What made this site remarkable was the 60-70k human bones providing interior decorations. Bones, bones and still more bones supposedly assembled by a half-blind monk into chandeliers, ceiling hangings and wall features. Apparently his sight returned when he had finished his work. If we were to believe that we should proceed with our offer to buy the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we heard its going...

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Jun 21, 2018 - Tabor to Kutna Hora

Stage 11, 95 Kms Good start to the day …... and an easy ‘getouttatown’ from Tabor followed by pretty nice roads - for about 30 kms. Not that I was on the same roads as the riders – my GPS route took me off theirs after only about 3 kms out, but I’ve learned not to get too excited about that now. I was enjoying the country roads with very little traffic and was thinking that the riders couldn't have a better road than the one I was on – but then I came to my first detour! By the way, it’s simply a guess what it is I have to do when I come to...

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Sep 16, 2014 - Kutna Hora

A short entry tonight as we've all been out to dinner to farewell one of the group who is leaving tomorrow. Today was a day outside Prague. The Czech Republic is the most industrialised country in the EU and we observed some of the small industry as we drove out of Prague on our way to Kutna Hora. This town had two main features for us - the church of St Barbara with a most unusual roofline,a light interior and many stained glass windows in Art Nouveau style. The second reason for visiting is the intense silver mining which took place from...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Czech Republic

Wow, What a beautiful city. We have walked most likely 20 km in the past two days and the scenery is unreal. We visited Charles Bridge and the old Jewish quarters where Frank Kafka is buried. So much to see and so little time. We are heading to Kuta Hora tomorrow for a day trip, so looking forward to visiting the bone church. If you have a minute check it out on the net. Hope every one is well, I am thinking of you all. Nicole and Krzys

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Sep 24, 2007 - Kutna Hora before Prague

Monday morning. We woke up at our leisure, and unfortunately had to say goodbye to Radka and Lani, as today was a work and school day for the both of them. Effie was put to work a little bit more on the computer, attempting to sort out further computer issues, with minor success. With our bellies full of tasty bread (chelba), cheese (syr), and meat, we packed up our belongings once again. It was decided over breakfast that Tamara, Pete and us were taking a side trip to Kutna Hora before they would drop us off in Prague for the remainder of...

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Oct 14, 2006 - Kutna Hora

We spent the whole day on an excursion to Kutna Hora, an ex-silver-mining town 1 hours east of Prague by train. The cathedral (St. Barbara's Cathedral), churches, notable buldings and the town itself was very nice, but the most intriguing part of our trip was our visit to the Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice). In this Gothic style church, the bones of no less than 40,000 people were assembled into candelabras, coat of arms, chalices... most of them were stacked up into 4 huge pyramids.. One has to see it to believe it. And Dan could not resist it...

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Nov 28, 2005 - The bone-chilling church of Kutna Hora

Only an hour away by train from Prague, we came here for one reason only...to see the infamous bone church, AKA Kostnice. After the death of so many people from the black plague, and also due to the ingenuity of an architect, the church (where some of the plague victims were housed during the illness) was decorated with their skeletal remains. There's even a chandeleir here made of every bone in the human body! Absolutely creepy but interesting. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself what you think!

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Oct 22, 2005 - Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora is a medievil town about 1 hour east of Prague. Very post-communist but interesting nonetheless. Went with Marky, Bari, and Bari's friend Wen. The train ride was filled with nothing but talk of TV and why Bari doesn't like Harry Potter! The outskirts of the town are pretty ugly and you have to take a ghetto bus to get from the train station to the actual town (but they don't tell you what stop to get off at or where to go once you get off at the stop). Ate lunch near the main square and then hit up the tourist information center...

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May 8, 2005 - Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora is about a one hour train ride outside of Prague. I went here because a few years ago I'd seen a BBC special on this bizarre church in Bohemia. It stuck in my mind though I really had no idea where it was inside the Czech Republic. I found it. There is a Philip Morris tobacco museum in this town. I don't know why the place is named Kutna Hora because there are no mountains anywhere in sight. The ossuary is obviously very old. After the plague there were about 40,000 bodies buried in the graveyard. Around 1511, the graveyard was...

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Here We Go Again

Feb 27, 2005 - Kutna Hora

On Saturday, we took a 1 1/2 hour bus ride to Kutna Hora. This town was a boom-town in the early Middle Ages when silver was discovered in the hills. The coins minted here became the most important currency in all of Europe, and Kutna Hora rivaled Prague as the cultural center of Central Europe. When the silver ran out and the Black Plague hit, the town lost its only source of survival. The first place we went to was called the Ossuary Chapel of All Saints. An ossuary is a place where the bones of the dead are placed. When the Black Plague...

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Nov 11, 2004 - Kutna Hora and Bone Church

When on a day trip to this famous mining town that used to rival Prague in its power. More of the same lots of old churches and buildings. But the reason I went was for the Bone Church. I saw it on TV and always thought it would be a place to visit. There are the bones of 40000 people arrayed all over this church in different ways. The bones spell Czhech words, chandeliers, coat of arms, skulls all over the place and stack upon stack of bones. Some people were spooked out, but I thought it was way cool.

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Oct 18, 2004 - Kutna Hora

Day trip to Kutna Hora. Town famous for two things. (1) Was once-upon a time Czech's 2nd biggest city due to presence of Silver. Isn't in the same ball park these days. (2) Small church with interior decorations fashioned out of human bones. Novel, but very quirky. Nice day. Nothing special.

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