Kutna Hora - A Medieval Town Comes Alive

Trip Start Jun 22, 2011
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Trip End Jul 01, 2011


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Sunday, June 26, 2011

After going south( Ceszy Krumlov) then North, Decin ( Pravcicka Brana), we decided to go east - Kutna Hora.

It was suppose to just an hour's drive but Peter was late because he had to change car and then he got lost trying to locate Crowne Plaza to pick up my sis.

So we left Prague nearly at 11 am and reached Kutna just passed 12pm. We were pleasantly surprised to see little children all dressed in medieval costumes . Lucky us - we were told that there was to be a festival - the annual silvering of Kutna Hora. The whole town will get decked up in medieval costumes and we get transported by entering the Fair held at the Village Green. 

After a great lunch at a nearby restaurant which had a charming garden, we rushed out just in time to catch the procession with the Queen and her entourage who will be greeting by the King his  knights . There were dashing knights with long , wavy hair - Russel Crowe look alike...

We decided to skip the fair and explore the town as we didnt have much time. Peter was due to pick us up at 4pm as we wanted to have dinner and then  watch a Black Light performance. We set looking for St Barbara's cathedral - which looked quite magnificent from afar. We couldnt get good pictures because it was a cloudy day. It drizzled and between putting on and taking off our rain coat - we didnt really get nice pictures to do it justice.

We finally stopped for tea and tasted a traditional czech dessert - the Czech Honey Cake and stuffed ourselves again two hours after we finished lunch. As we made our way to the square to wait for Peter, we heard beautiful singing. There was a rehersal for the Opera for the Music Festival and it was beautiful. The voices were so rich and the setting of an open courtyard which such great acoustics made the experience very enjoyable and the best part - it was free. Peter arrived about half hour later and we had to go. We did go for the Black Light Theater and in hindsight - we should have stayed longer at Kutna Hora and enjoyed the opera...


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