Kuttenberg and Bohemian Sternberg
Another piece of the world’s cultural legacy: Kutná Hora. The town began in 1142 with the settlement of the first Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, Sedlec Monastery, brought from the Imperial immediate Cistercian Waldsassen Abbey. By 1260 German miners began to mine for silver in the mountain region, which they named Kuttenberg, and which was part of the monastery property.
Today Kuttenberg is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe and one of the most visited cities in Bohemia. Among the most important sights in the area are the Gothic, five-naved St. Barbara’s Church, begun in 1388, and the Italian Court, formerly a royal residence and mint, which was built at the end of the 13th century. The Gothic Stone Haus, which since 1902 has served as a museum, contains one of the richest archives in the country. The Gothic St. James’s Church, with its 86-metre (282 ft) tower, is another prominent building. Sedlec is the site of the Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady and the famous Ossuary.
During the tour you will also visit the old Sternberg castle, that was an essential strategic point for almost 5 centuries.
Duration: 7 to 8 hours.
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