On this full-day excursion from Prague you’ll explore the fascinating Mining Museum, a Czech National Historic Landmark, and also visit the Holy Mountain near Příbram that was an important 17th-century pilgrimage site. Marvel at the famous silver altar.
What to Expect
The first destination on your full-day trip is the Příbram Mining Museum. A professional guide will highlight the uniqueness of this national landmark.
Mining and ore processing began here in the 16th century, with the greatest expansion achieved in the 19th century. At least 90 per cent of the silver and lead mined in the Habsburg state came from this site.
See a steam mining machine dating from the late 19th century, a water wheel with a diameter of more than 12 meters, mining pit that’s 1,600 meters deep and more. You’ll enjoy transport through the site on a narrow gauge railway.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll visit the Holy Mountain near Příbram, an important pilgrimage site. Pious pilgrims made the journey here to worship the Virgin Mary. You’ll see an important Baroque complex, built on the site of the original 16th-century chapel.
In the 17th century, the Holy Mountain boasted one of the largest and most important early Baroque buildings in the country. Its fame spread beyond the borders of Bohemia, and the number of pilgrims from Bavaria, Austria, and Hungary continued to increase. You’ll learn more about this from your guide.
After your visit to the Holy Mountain area, you’ll return to Prague.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off back at your hotel or at Václavské náměstí in central Prague
- Local guide
- Chilled water en route
- Wi-Fi en route
Know Before You Go
You’ll be picked up at your Prague hotel at approximately 08:45. The journey will take a little more than 1 hour, and during the transfer you’ll have a chance to admire the beautiful scenery of central Bohemia. Be sure to bring your camera!