This town and its suburb, Sedlec, have a mixed reputation. Yet we consider it a must go for any visitors that are spending a week or more in Prague. Only an hour train ride away it offers all the glory of a former silver mining capital along with the gruesomeness of a unique ossuary.
Bones, bones everywhere. The crest is of the Schwarzenberg family and includes a crow pecking the eye of a Turk. There are many other “art works” and four massive piles in each of the four corners. For more photos and a bit of history see Karin’s Picasa album.
This bone church causes conflict with visitors. It is one of those places that you think you have to go to see for yourself and be able to say “I was there!” Yet afterwards it is a let down. Within five minutes you are finished and ready to move on. Thankfully the admission is only $2 and then you have the rest of the day to enjoy the hillside town and its wealth of magnificent buildings.
These two photos show our January visit and our June visit. Since our first three trips to the Czech Republic were during winter we are really enjoying seeing the differences when we return to the same places in the summer.
There are many other fine buildings and sites in the town. See more of them at this Picasa album We usually try to stay away from “tourist restaurant
This is the best day trip out of Prague. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.