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Glass, books and beauty of Kutna Hora

Take a walk with us in Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora is a great one day trip from Prague. You can get there by public bus or Prague Travel Concierge will get you to Kutna Hora by car or minivan. The centre of this medieval gem is part of the UNESCO world heritage. It is a picturesque walking city and a great place for you to wonder around and discover the beauty of this once important city of the Czech Kingdom.  Kutna Hora became rich thanks to silver mining and silver coins manufacturing. No wonder – cash is king and so Kutna Hora became rich with all its noble buildings and the St. Barbara Cathedral.
You need to see the Cathedral, Italian Courtyard and the old houses  in the city centre and of course an old well on one of the squares. But if you like art, go to the Art Gallery of the Central Bohemia – it is called GASK and you may notice direction signs throughout the city. If you would like to get a private tour in GASK, let us know. The gallery is in an old Jesuit College, it has been beautifully reconstructed recently. If you like design glass, do not forget to stick your head to a small shop of a Czech glass designer, Borek Sipek – a shop called Borek Sipek Glass Dependence – you will find it at Komenskeho namesti 39 (Komensky square) in Kutna Hora. By the way, Borek Sipek was a favorite designer of Vaclav Havel during his Presidency at the Prague Castle.  Once you get hungry, I recommend you skip the main street tourist eateries and check the small bistros or cukrárna (sweet shop) in the narrow alleys. There is one exception – the food at the U varhanare restaurant may not be the best in the world but their view of St. Barbara, baroque statues and the valley below Kutna Hora is priceless (on your right hand, walking back from St. Barbara Cathedral to the centre). Oh, I almost forgot – do you enjoy old books? I love them! Then check an old second hand bookstore – Felix Jenewein at Barborska street in Kutna Hora. Books, old paintings and more. I always find something small or book that I have been looking for. You may be lucky and find some books in English and of course in German. I do not mention the bone church or the ossuary as it is called. It is quite unique but not for everybody, so think twice before you visit.

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FAQs and Tips in Prague

What is a good one day trip from Prague?

UNESCO World Heritage Site, medieval city Kutna Hora is about 1,5 hour by car or by by bus and Cesky Krumlov is managable on one day but you will be exhausted. Better to have two days to really enjoy it. It is about 3 hours by car or by bus. Brno is worth a trip if you like modernist architecture and you would like to see the famous Villa Tugendhat. Approx. 2,5 hours by car or by train. You can easily go to Dresden – 2 hours by car or Nurnberg (2,5 hours by car) in Germany. There is also a good train connection to both cities.

What other countries is good to explore when traveling to Czech Republic?

Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany. Vienna is a must see, Budapest and Krakow, Dresden and Berlin are interesting.

How do I get from the airport to Prague center?

You can get to the center by taxi, bus and subway. You can get some basic information at the Prague Airport. However, it is not so easy, it also depends how you feel about getting on the bus and subway on your way to Prague center. Be very careful about the taxi drivers in front of the airport arrival hall. Even Czechs are usually calling for a non-airport cabs to make sure “that the taxi is not more expensive than the air ticket.”
We can wait for you and take you directly to your hotel by car for a fixed price. Contact us for details.

What is a good taxi service in Prague?

Tick Tack Taxi  telephone number 14222

AAA Taxi telephone number 14014

Profi Taxi telephone number 14015

Be careful about the cabs waiting on the street, these are tourist cabs usually for astronomic price. Always ask for the price in advance.

Prague Public Transportation

You can buy a one day (110 CZK) or three day pass (310 CZK) to get around Prague easily on subway, tram and bus – you can find detail info and prices here. The passes are sold at the main subway stations.
You can also buy a ticket by your cell phone – you just send the text message DPT24 (30 minutes for 24 Czech Crowns) or DPT32 (90 minutes) or DPT110 (for 24 hours) or DPT310 (for 72 hours) to local telephone number 90206 from a local prepaid sim card and the ticket codes arrives on your cell.More information here.

Overnight laundromat in center of Prague
Karoliny Svetle street No. 11, it is almost underneath Cafe Slavia. Facing the entrance to Cafe Slavia, look for a passage through the buildings (yes it is not very appealing passage) cut through the passage and turn to right, you will reach the Laundromat on the corner. Check the other corner and the Kavka Art Bookstore – as a reward for going through the passage. Good service, overnight cleaning.