Kutna Hora  is a beautiful medieval central European land of kings kind of place.  The silver that was mined here gave rise to one of the most bizarre and extravagant dispersals of wealth ever and twice helped make the Czech lands the wealthiest place in Europe - something oft-forgotten.  

Getting to Kutna Hora is quite easy and quick.  For train timetable see  http://www.cd.cz/en/  , or  http://www.viamichelin.com for road instructions.  You can do it in about an hour.  It's a good day trip. The  train arrives a bit of a walk from the older part of town, but you can marvel while you stroll at how the good ol' soviets built panelaks (soviet anti-aesthetic housing) even out in the spacious country side.

There are a couple musts once in town, the grand gothic cathedral Saint Barbara, Svata Barbora - it is a masterpiece of the genre. It is really a beautiful place to walk around in the evening and maybe you'll see some ferets.  The raison d'etre is the silver mine itself, which is strongly recommend taking a tour of.  It's the only way to get to know what those people dealt with.  The life expectancy of a miner was 30 years. The most famous painting in the town has a surface to tunnel depiction of all the levels of the old society.  Do not take this advice if you are claustrophobic - it is creepy and tight.  Ever wanted to know what darkness REALLY is?  You'll find out you never really knew.  

The Bone Church, the Kotnice Ossuary, Chapel of All Saints are a long-standing reminder of just exactly what the plague did in the middle ages.  The entire journey from Prague is gaina, about an hour - 70km/45 miles.  When you exit the small station at Kutna Hora, take a right and walk up the road towards the main elevated road ahead.  Once you reach it, take a left and follow it until you reach the first major church.  Directly opposite on the right hand side ofthe road is a small road that brings you straight there - you'll feel it draw you in!  It’s technically not in Kutna Hora, it’s in a town called Sedlec.

This church is completely and intricately and in a macabre way decorated with the skeletal remains of (it is estimated) 80,000 people.  Here's a site that has wonderfully illuminated pictures, that show the art that was involved and what an involved effort of faith or boredom it was, but the fact is, you have to see it in person.  http://www.ludd.luth.se/~silver_p/kut...   The air has a stillness and sound absorbing quality all it's own. Enjoy!