The Bone Church, what more can I say, other than it was morbidly fascinating. Some crazy little man was allowed to get creative with all of the bones stored in this monastery. And boy, did he get creative.
If you have time, take the picturesque 1-hour train ride to Kutna Hora to experience the Bone Church for yourself. Inside, you'll see four gigantic pyramids of bones in each corner of the main vestibule, but you'll also catch sight of a chandelier and the family coat of arms, all constructed from bones. This crazy little man began with bones that had belonged to up to 30,000 or 40,000 people, but it's encouraging to learn that all of the unused bones were subsequently given a proper burial within the grounds.
It may not be your everyday sight, but a visit to the Bone Church is something you won't forget for a long time and well worth making the trip for if you're in Prague for a few days. The rest of the Kutna Hora town is also quite scenic, and it could be well worth spending a night there to fit all of the sights in without having to rush back to the train station, which is located a couple of kilometres out of town.
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From journal Picturesque Prague
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January 4, 2005
We loaded into a minivan-type bus, and off we drove to Kutna Hora. The drive was over an hour long. It is a pleasant drive once you get out of the sprawl of Prague and into the country.
The first stop was at the Ossuary in Sedlic. The entry fee for the Ossuary was included in our tour price, which was about $50. It also included the drive to Sedlic and Kutna Hora and back to Prague, entry into the Cathedra, lunch, walking tour, and a photo CD.
From journal Day Trip to Kutna Hora from Prague
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December 12, 2000
From journal Kutna Hora/Sedlec - Home of the Bone Chapel
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August 4, 2000
From journal Kutna Hora - a Bohemian dream