Kostnice, or "The Bone Church" as it has come to be known, contains about 40,000 human bones arranged to form various decorations within the church. The bones, belonging mostly to victims of the 14th century plague and 15th century Hussite Wars, were uncovered from mass graves on the church's site as the area was being developed. Local monks came up with the idea of putting the bones to use in the way you see them displayed today. This church is fascinating and certainly a "must-do" day trip from Prague!
Naked Guys and the Bone Church June 15th 2007 Today was our day trip to Kutna Hora to see Kostnice, the bone church in Sedlec (next to Kutna Hora). Since we had purchased our train tickets yesterday and familiarized ourselves with the train station a bit, the morning was a lot less stressful than it probably would have been had we not been prepared. Almost everything in the train station is only written in Czech, but there is an internationa ... read more
Europe » Czech Republic » Central Bohemian Region » Kutná Hora Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of ot... ... read more
When I was 8 years old, I went to summer camp for the first time. Whereas other kids were getting homesick as soon as they got there, I instead got sick the day I had to go home again. The travel bug caught me early and has lingered ever since. I LOVE to see new places, experience new cultures, eat new food... life is so short and there are so many places to see! I hope that this blog will be filled with many adventures to come. Next stop... France, Belgium, and the Netherlands!... full info