Kutna Hora

The historic town of Kutna Hora is located in Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Enriched by the silver ore that veined the surrounding hills, the medieval town of Kutna Hora quickly became the seat of Wencelas II’s royal mint in 1300, producing silver that were then the hard currency of Central Europe. With all the money rolling in, the magnificent church of St. Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec were built. The downturn started in the 16th century where mines began to run dry followed by the Thirty Year’s War and a devastating fire in 1770.

The historical town of Kutna Hora is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. It takes over an hour making it a perfect day trip from Prague. It is filled with interesting history, magnificent monasteries, and you will experience once the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

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