Jan 29, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Today we went to a town called Kutna Hora.Thanks to the prosperous silver mines, Kutná Hora became, after Prague, the second most important town of the kingdom Bohemia in the Middle Ages. There were plenty of examples of Gothic architecture such as St. Barbara’s Cathedral (1388 to 1565). The town is situated 70 km from Prague. We also had the opportunity to take a tour of a famous, old castle. For more than 760 years now, the castle ČESKÝ ŠTERNBERK, set on the steep stony bank of the Sázava, has looked over its own almost private river. One cool fact about Český Šternberk is that the castle still belongs to a descendant of the man who first had it built, Zdeslav of Sternberg. Unfortunately you had to pay a fee to take pictures inside and I chose not to.It was very cool inside, full of tons of old junk.