The Out-of-Prague Experience

As our days in Prague are coming to a close, we decided to see what else the Czech Republic could offer us. A group of us hopped on a train bound for Kutná Hora. The ride was an hour long, and we stepped out to a small town surrounded by fields and fresh air. Our main goal was to visit the Sedlec Ossuary, also known as The Bone Church. The church contains between 40,000 to 70,000 skeletons. Bones were piled in mounds, adorning archways, and crafted into a massive chandelier. It definitely wasn’t your typical Sunday church experience, but it was certainly intriguing. 

A tunnel of skulls and bones.

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Following the Bone Church, we hiked to what appeared to be it’s polar opposite: St. Barbara’s Church, which was a massive, bone-free cathedral. The building was absolutely stunning, and a joy to explore.

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It was an incredibly fun afternoon. After a long and exhausting hike back to the station,we waited for our train to arrive. When we boarded, there were no seats available. At first we were grumbling about standing for an hour on the train, but we quickly learned that it was just as enjoyable to stand and enjoy the Czech countryside while sticking our heads out of the windows like happy dogs. It was the perfect ending to a great day.

 

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