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Day Trip to Kutna Hora

I'll be in Prague in late May and have decided to make a day trip to Kutna Hora on my own--Rick's book gives good guidelines, and I fear taking a guided tour would leave me feeling rushed or unsatisfied as I love to wander and can get caught up in all kinds of things.

I plan to take an early direct train (on a Wednesday or Thursday) and start at the Ossuary in Sedlec, then either the shuttle or bus to Kutna Hora and see various things there like the silver mine, have lunch, etc and then take the bus back to the main station for the return trip, around 5 pm. Sounds like buying my tickets at the station is fine, no need to buy in advance? How crowded is it likely to be in late May? Any other pointers from someone who's been there recently?

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I was last in Kutna Hora in November last year and it was realtively quiet but the train to KH was packed but that was a saturday morning, last time i visited in May was several years ago and it was busy but not mobbed and certainly a lot quieter than Prague.
it is an easy 10 minute walk from the trains station to the Ossuary.the shuttle bus is arranged through the folk in the Ossuary and they wait till they get at least 3 folk going. i used it in November but there was 6 of us.can't remember the cost but nothing much and it takes you to just above St barbora cathedral. yu only really need about 15-20 minutes at the ossuary and you can walk from there into the main town but you are looking at a 2k walk.never a problem getting train tickets but as i said in November the train was packed and we stood in the corridor all the way.
great streets to walk around and the pub Pivince Dacicky is great but sometimes hard to find as it is up a narrow lane but worth seeking out.
This is a link to my trip Advisor reviews and pictures of Hutna hora from my trip in November.
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/members-citypage/unclegus/g274701

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As others say you can walk from Main Train Station in Kutna Hora. It's about 1 km to the Ossuary. Or you can take city bus #1, get off at Sedlec Tabak, I think it's a second stop. From the Ossuary to the center it's a long walk. Again you can take a city bus or shuttle (if it's there). For lunch I would recommend Pivnice Dacicky. I had an excellent wild boar goulash with dumplings there. If you go early and on weekday it won't be crowded. Certainly not comparing to Prague.

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That's two recommendations for Pivnice Dacicky--adding to my notes! Thanks to all for advice and reassurance.

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Dacicky is a great place , been there many times over the years.in the wintertime they have a big log fire.they make their own beer which is excellent (a dark& a light) food is very typically czech and huge portions,service is great too. you will see my review of the place (with photos)on that link i posted on a previous answer.

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Unclegus--great pictures and posts, very helpful. Definitely looks like a town I'll enjoy poking around in for a day, and the food! It's not even 9 am here and I want a great big beer and a plate of meat and potatoes or those yummy-looking dumplings.

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there are lots of different dumplings to be found.the plain bread dumplings and potato dumplings are my favourites because they really soak up all the gravy without changing the flavour of the dish, bacon dumpling are heavier and you get liver dumplings in soup sometimes as well as gingebread dumplings which i am not too keen on.

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If you buy the train ticket that includes the in-town station, I think it would be Mesto, you can take the small one-car shuttle train from in town back to the station you came in on and then from there the main train back to Prague. The small station is close to the silver mine and the big church, I believe this is described in the guide book. There is also a discount for buying a return ticket, and additional discount for two people together. If I recall correctly, 2 RT tix for me and my wife wound up to be around 13.50 U.S. $s in 2010.