Kutná Hora is a small town situated about 60 kilometres from Prague. PID or Prague Integrated transport places it in zone 7 (the 11th zone from the centre). I had to get an 11 zone, 5 hour ticket that cost me 84 CZK. PID has an app that functions like an information and ticketing interface—just like HVV of Hamburg or MVV of Munich. In fact, getting tickets online is slightly cheaper and more universal. The only thing I must mention is that one must check the zones on their website and make sure to activate the ticket before travelling.
I had to switch my train at Kolin to reach my destination. I could have taken a direct train but there wasn’t any until about an hour from then. By that time I would have reached Kutná Hora anyways.
The town itself is a quiet suburban place. The best way to enjoy the town is to commute by walking. Although the guide issued by the information desks lists many things, I had only two places in my mind—the Sedlec Ossuary and The Cathedral of St. Barbara.
In order to reach the ossuary, I had to walk about 1.6 km from the Kutná Hora main station. The ossuary itself is located amidst a cemetery, thus increasing the morbidness quotient of the site.
The ossuary itself was under renovation. The interiors were not affected by the work and thankfully, was still open to public.
The commute from Sedlec to St. Barbara’s Cathedral
It took about 40 minutes to walk from the Ossuary to St. Barbara’s cathedral. It was possible to take bus but then I would have missed the town and its visuals.
St. Barbara’s Church
St Barbara’s Church was one of the few places that gave a printed guide to accompany the spot markers. You may think of it as a textual analogue to audio guides. I got to know a lot from the texts and the info-displays, including the state of the church during various times of the history.
I walked back to the main railway station the same way I had come. While returning I got a direct train to Prague. Most of the people who got up from Kutná Hora were tourists. The ticket checking lady saw the unified ticket on my mobile and asked if I was Czech. Maybe the paper tickets are most common.
On my way back, I had a Noodle dish from a Vietnamese restaurant. Judging by the portion size (even the wrap I had yesterday), I guess the Czechs have an enormous appetite.