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Sedlec Ossuary is a famous church located in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, and is famous because of its daunting but fascinating infrastructure. 

The large bone chandelier that sits in the middle of the Church of Bones is one of the Sedlec Ossuary’s most intriguing creative creations. Every bone in the chandelier is authentic. 

The coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg family, which is also fashioned of human bones, is another magnificent piece of art.

Even though there are other gothic destinations in Europe (like the Paris Catacomb), the Sedlec Ossuary is unique.

The Church has over 40000 real bones in its infrastructure. 

This article covers everything you must know before buying tickets for Sedlec Ossuary.

What to expect at Sedlec Ossuary

Marvel at the macabre beauty of over 40,000 human skeletons meticulously arranged into intricate formations, including a chandelier crafted entirely from bones.

Explore the fascinating interplay of life and death as human bones are transformed into intricate artworks

Expert guides will unravel the historical and cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, providing insights into the Black Death and religious symbolism.

Wander about the UNESCO-listed town of Kutná Hora, once a prosperous silver mining hub, now boasting a well-preserved historical center adorned with Gothic and Baroque structures.

During your tour of Sedlec Ossuary in Prague, you can either take the stairs and go down to the Lower Chapel or explore the Upper Chapel.

The Lower Chapel is the main reason why people visit Sedlec Ossuary, where you can see a chandelier made out of bones. 

The Upper Chapel is a small church you can visit after exploring the chandelier. 

Tickets Cost
Prague: Kutná Hora and Bone Church with Round-Trip Transfer €42
Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch €66
Private Tour of Kutná Hora, including Bone Chapel €490 for 2

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Where to book Sedlec Ossuary tickets

Tickets for Sedlec Ossuary are available online and at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How online tickets work

Visit the booking page for Sedlec Ossuary, select your travel date and the number of tickets, and make the booking.

Once you complete the booking process, the tickets will be mailed to you.

You do not need to carry printouts.

Show the e-ticket on your smartphone at the entrance and walk in.

Please carry a valid ID.

Sedlec Ossuary ticket price

For Prague: Kutná Hora and Bone Church with Round-Trip Transfer, an adult ticket for all ages between 18 and 64 costs €42

Youths aged between 12 and 18 can gain entry at €40

Children between three and 12 are charged €37

Seniors above 64 and Students with ID between 18 and 26 years of age are charged €40.

Infants under three are not charged anhything.

For Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch, ticket price for all ages 12 and above are €66

Child ticket for ages between three and 12 costs €45

Infants under three are not charged anything.

For Kutná Hora Private Tour: Day Trip from Prague, ticket price for a group of two people is set at.

For a group of 3 to 4 people, the ticket costs €590.

Sedlec Ossuary ticket

Here are a range of Sedlec Ossuary tickets with different budgets and itineraries for you to pick from:

Prague: Kutná Hora and Bone Church with Round-Trip Transfer

Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary
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When you book this tour, from Prague you travel to the historical Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

When you visit St. Barbara’s Church will you realize why this gothic architectural masterpiece is considered the town’s icon and the pride of its miners.

Wander through the old city on a guided tour.

Next, proceed to the Sedlec Ossuary, which is located below the Church of All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. 

This six-hour tour is a perfect combo for people who want to discover Prague in a day. 

This half-a-day tour offers you a pickup from hotel option or you can also meet the crew at a central point. 

The tour offers a live tour guide in 6 languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian. 

Only commentary in English is guaranteed, whereas German, French, Italian, and Spanish are available upon request.

Meeting Point: If you choose the tour without the hotel pickup, you can meet the crew on the rooftop parking lot of the main train station. Get Directions

Ticket Prices

With Audio Guide and Pickup Not Included:

Adult Ticket (18 to 64 years): €42
Youth Ticket (12 to 17 years): €40
Child Ticket (3 to 11 years): €37
Senior Ticket (65 years+): €40
Student (with ID) (18 to 26 years): €40
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free

With Live Guide, Pickup Included:

Adult Ticket (18 to 64 years): €71
Youth Ticket (12 to 17 years): €67
Child Ticket (3 to 11 years): €61
Senior Ticket (65 years+): €67
Student (with ID) (18 to 26 years): €67
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free 


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Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch
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On this 5-hour tour to Kutná Hora you admire Sedlec Ossuary, decorated with human skeletons, and the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara. 

At the end of the tour, enjoy a traditional Czech meal. 

On this guided tour, you visit the city’s important medieval and Baroque structures, such as the cathedral’s interior, the former central royal mint, and the neighboring Sedlec Ossuary, which is famed for its ornate decorations made of more than 40,000 human bones.

The tour offers a hotel pickup service and is a great option if you want to explore Kutná Hora without any hassle.

Ticket Prices 

Adult Ticket (12 years+): €66
Child Ticket (3 to 11 years): €45
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free

Private Tour of Kutná Hora, including Bone Chapel

Private Tour of Kutná Hora, including Bone Chapel
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Spend a day visiting Kutná Hora, a medieval city with roots in the first half of the 13th century, which is located around 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Prague. 

If you opt for this private tour of Kutna Hora, a knowledgeable tour guide will take you to the most significant locations in this historic town in a luxury vehicle.

You’ll see the Ossuary, often known as “the Bone Church,” adorned with the remains of thousands of Black Death victims.

The tour is offered in 7 languages and is perfect for small groups.

You can choose the language you’re comfortable in. The languages include Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian. 

This tour is six hours long after which you can explore the city and shop around. 

Things to remember

– Bring along your Passport or ID card for verification. 

– Wear Comfortable shoes and clothes on your tour. 

– Personal Shopping expenses are not included in this Ticket. 

Ticket Price:

€490 (per group up to 2)

€590 (per group up o 4)


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How to reach Sedlec Ossuary

Address: Zámecká, 284 03 Kutná Hora, Czechia. Get Directions

You can either take public transportation or get your vehicle to Prague’s Sedlec Ossuary. 

By Bus

You can take bus numbers 381, 481, 533, 782, 784, 801, 802, or 803 and get off at Kutná Hora, Sedlec, kostnice.

From there, it is a 4-minute walk to Sedlec Ossuary. 

By Train

Take the S28 train and get off at Kutná Hora-Sedlec station. 

From there, it is a 6-minute walk to Sedlec Ossuary Prague. 

By Car

Get a taxi or car to get to Sedlec Ossuary. 

Put on google maps and get started!

You can find a lot of parking spaces around Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic. 


Sedlec Ossuary timings

During the peak season of April to September the Church of Bones in Prague is is open from 8 am to 6 pm.

During the shoulder months of October and March it opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm.

From November through February, the Church is open from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Sedlec Ossuary is closed on Christmas Day.

How long does Sedlec Ossuary take

How long does Sedlec Ossuary take
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Most visitors to Sedlec Ossuary spend around 15 minutes exploring the chapel.

 However, some guests stay for up to an hour to enjoy themselves.

Best time to visit Sedlec Ossuary

The best time to visit Sedlec Ossuary is as soon as it opens around 9 am.

It is always better to reach the location as soon as it begins because the crowd is comparatively less, and you can explore and marvel at the Church at your own pace. 

Things to Remember

– You can buy your tickets offline at the Information Centre at Zámecká 279 Street. 

– Photography is strictly prohibited in Sedlec Ossuary Prague. 

– Dress respectfully on your tour, as the church and the tomb are holy places of worship. 

– Food, drinks, smoking, and pets are prohibited in the Ossuary. 

– Large bags and motorcycle helmets are not permitted. 

– Helmets for motorcycles and large luggage are prohibited. Please store all large bags in the information center’s storage bins. You may bring a pram, but you must carry it inside the Lower Chapel.

– The Lower Chapel is wheelchair-accessible. There is an access ramp on the steps outside and a platform lift on the stairwell inside. The Upper Chapel is not wheelchair-accessible.

Sources
# Sedlec.info
# Wikipedia.org
# Sedlecossuary.com
# Nationalgeographic.com

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