Kutna Hora is a city, which is filled with the romance of the Middle Ages, it is an ideal place for those who like to wander through the narrow and winding streets, to listen to the distant ringing of the old massive bell in the garden under a branchy willow, to look into the small windows of the old houses under tiled roofs... It is a fabulous city where time has stopped a long time ago!
While walking by a copy of the Charles bridge (yes, this is where the local nobles once decided to build a small copy of Prague!) you will get to the Cathedral of St. Barbara. It is said that St. Vitus Cathedral near the Prague Castle is nothing in comparison to the Cathedral of St. Barbara, which proudly and gracefully plunges its Gothic spires in the sky over the Silver city. The Cathedral of St. Barbara was constructed thankfully to silver mines that made Kutna Hora so attractive for living and investments.
The most famous sight in the city of Silver is "Ossuary" located on the outskirts of the city near Sedlec Ossuary. A small building in the Gothic style was built in the center of the local cemetery and it keeps a horrible secret. The interior decoration of the chapel is made of 40 thousand human bones. Is it a nasty joke or, perhaps, a lesson for the future generations? It is said that you can find out the truth only when you visit it.
No trip to Kutna Hora can be done without a visit to the Český Šternberk castle, which is an impregnable Gothic castle proudly towering above the Sázava river. Český Šternberk is a real knight's castle from a fairy tale, which survived a lot of sieges. The ancient interior of the castle was completely preserved by the descendants of the ancient noble family still living inside of the castle. It is said that one of the princes still walks through his land. But how can we recognize him among a crowd of travelers?