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Karkonosze National Park

national park in the Sudety around the Śnieżka Mountain with beautiful waterfalls.

7.5km

50.766715.65

Bohemian Paradise

protected area in the Czech Republic

48km

50.51972215.170556

Kutná Hora

municipality in the Czech Republic

66km

49.9487115.26808
Sights

Prachov Rocks

nature reserve

38km

50.4675527815.28395278

Kuks

Village in Trutnov District of Hradec Králové region

42km

50.4008333315.89055556

Hradec Králové

city in the Czech Republic

47km

50.2091666715.83222222

Sychrov Castle

castle in the Czech Republic

55km

50.6263888915.08888889

Sedlec Ossuary

This impressive bone church, is better known as the Sedlec Ossuary. The beginning of its story date back to 1278, when Henry, the abbot of Sedlec was sent to the Holy Land. On returning, he brought soil from Golgotha and sprinkled it on the ground here. As a consequence, the burial ground was considered holy and became extremely popular. In 1511 a chapel was constructed to house the bones from abolished graves. The chapel is open to the public, and contains the bones of about 40,000 people, arranged by František Rint in 1870. Rint's work includes an enormous chandelier including every bone in the body, and a crucifix style arrangement near the main altar. The ossuary is open 8am - 6pm (April - September), 9am - 5pm (October, March) and 9am - 4pm (November - February). Closed on 24th December. It is no longer closed noon-1 pm during the off season, though the nearby information center is. Admission is 60 Kč adults and 40 Kč students, though combination packages can be purchased to see other attractions more cheaply. The fee to take photos and videos has either been ended or is now merely ignored.

64km

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St. Barbara's Church, Kutná Hora

The works on the church started around 1380 by Peter Parler's workshop, whose other great work in the Czech Republic includes the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle. The eye-catching spires are truly magnificent. If you're looking for some fantastic Gothic Bohemian style, St. Barbara Church is certainly one of them alongside St. Vitus in Prague (although as you might see it soon after Prague, it might not make the same impression as seeing Vitus, which is even more grand).

67km

49.94515.26361111

České Středohoří

mountain range

73km

50.5666666714.93333333

Český Šternberk

market town in the Czech Republic

98km

49.8111111114.93027778

Litomyšl

Litomyšl (German: Leitomischl) is a small city (10,000 inhabitants) in Eastern Bohemia. Its renaissance chateau is one of the twelve Czech sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the town is famous as the birthplace of composer Bedřich Smetana.

102km

49.8716.3128

Telč

town in the Czech Republic

112km

49.1844444415.46972222

Třebíč

town in Vysočina Region, Czech Republic

114km

49.21515.88166667

Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou

town in Třebíč

123km

49.0941666715.89333333

Vranov nad Dyjí

market town in Czech Republic

135km

48.8947222215.8125

Znojmo Castle

145km

48.8556916716.04248889

Znojmo

– The Rotunda of the Virgin Mary and St Catherine with the oldest frescoes in the Czech Republic.

145km

48.8553716.0489

Bohemian Switzerland

148km

50.8333333314.25

we will see

Giant Mountains National Park

Czech Republic
The Giant Mountains, known as the Karkonosze in Polish, Krkonoše in Czech, and Riesengebirge in German, are part of the Sudetes mountain range in Central Europe and form the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. They offer beautiful scenery and winter resorts. The Giant Mountains include two national parks - Krkonošský narodní park in Czech Republic and Karkonosze National Park in Poland. This article is about the first one.

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