Kutná Hora / Olomouc weekend trip

I took a weekend trip to Kutná Hora and Olomouc. Kutná Hora was on the way via train so I got off there (with a small connection train) and visited the Bone Church, a common gravesite of over 40,000 people. I feel like it is one of those things that will just disappear someday – bones won’t last forever in the open air like that.

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Otherwise, Kutná Hora was just a small town and I didn’t do much else there besides get on the train again for the city Olomouc (a-la-moats). I probably missed something in Kutná Hora, but it wasn’t obvious to me and I just heard about the church. Olomouc is the 6th largest city in the Czech Republic, and largely a university town. I stayed in the lovely small hostel, the Poet’s Corner (highly recommended), for a few nights. Most students go home on the weekends, which I think is odd, but I did get to talk to some students (from a different city that were home for the weekend) and went out to enjoy the student bars. Good times, I recommend seeing Olomouc if you have a few days open in your itinerary and are not doing the crazy whirlwind capital city Europe tour. There is some nice things to see, I just had to watch the country’s ‘other’ astronomical clock. Also, a few microbreweries, which were delicious, and I even did a beer spa for fun (why not?).

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  1. very interesting ….not sure I’d like all the bones

  2. On your trip, you missed the Church of St. Barbara’s – about 1.8km up the road from the Bone Church in the main town. The church/cathedral was beautiful gothic and was definitely worth the trip!

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