Kutna Hora Tourism Information
Located at 1 hour from Prague, this enchanting little town, is popular with tourists as it has a unique church made up entirely inside with human skulls and bones.
Named Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church" or Ossuary (in Czech Kostnice). It's a very interesting visit the town as well, popular during the weekend with an outside market and little shops. Ideal for a half day trip out of Prague. To get there you can go by train to "Kutná Hora hl.n." for only 100 CZK (€3.75). And walk from the station to the "Bone Church" about 1km. To the town it's another 2.5km from the church.
The main attraction, the curious "Bone Church" is located in the suburb of Sedlec. The Ossuary is in the underground chapel of the Church of All Saints. It contains the bones of about 40,000 people who died of the plague in 1318 and during the Hussite wars in the 15th century. They were originally buried at the church cemetery. When the cemetery was closed at the end of the 15th century, the exhumed bones were transferred to the chapel and compiled into pyramids. In 1870, František Rint of Česká Skalice arranged the bones and skulls into creative decorations that include bells, the Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms, and a chandelier.
❗Attention: The main Kutná Hora train station (Kutná Hora hl.n.) is the one you want to get off to visit the "bone church". However the town is not within practical walking distance from this train station. If you want to go to the town, (about 3.5 km), so you'll want to transfer to a local train after you arrive in Kutná Hora.There's always one connecting with the arriving Prague train and you'll have about five minutes to transfer. When buying your train ticket in Prague, make sure you buy one for Kutná Hora město (město = town), not Kutná Hora hl.n., so you're covered all the way into the centre. The ride into town takes six minutes. You can also get busses 1 or 7 from the main train station which pass via Sedlec, for the "bone church", so you can see everything on your way as another alternative.