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Karlstejn Castle, Karlstejn

(4.1/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Towering over a busy little village, Karlstejn Castle once served as a hideaway for the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. Seemingly unperturbed by the passage of time, this 600-year-old structure is situated just 30 km (18 mi) southwest of Prague. The castle's star attraction is a chapel designed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV to hold his crown jewels, holy relics, and valuable documents. Centuries ago, this chapel safeguarded its treasures behind four doors with nineteen locks. Today, the chapel is open to visitors wishing to see its vaulted ceilings decorated with thousands of semiprecious stones. Most of the castle interior is accessible by guided tour only, so book your tickets in advance. To visit Karlstejn Castle and get the most from your holiday in Karlstejn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Karlstejn travel itinerary planner.
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  • The castle is beautiful, from the architecture but also by the location. Parking is located approximately 20 minutes and costs 100CKZ, tickets for the normal tour cost 330CKZ per adult. Unfortunately, you can buy the entrance only in combination with tour. The poorly organized and in particular bad English speaking guide reminded me painfully, why I prefer individual tours the.
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  • Very beautiful castle, around the stunning forests and low mountains, pleasant walking trails. However, the castle could not get at all, staff specified that the work will be next week, and why is closed now-did not elaborate. So if you want to get inside-find out in advance whether the work the castle during your visit.
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  • I agree with the previous review that as far as the castle is impressive from the outside as inside drove into discouragement. Absolutely all plastered (in all fairness, I can say this happened in the 19 century), there is a defect in one place through which appears part of a fresco. Alas, in this regard, the feeling that you are in ancient construction there is absolutely. So don't waste your time and money-it is better to walk around.
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  • Underwhelming, the castle is nice to look at from the outside but the interior is basically empty except for a few bad knock offs of old items. Most of the castle is off limits and you are rushed through due to high numbers of tourists.
  • Amazing castle, easy to get to the area by train from prague and then by walk. Slightly you feel exhausted, but you will forget it when arrive their. Also the ticket price included a guided price.
  • It was amazing experience. They have the best guides that could talk about nothing but there are many historical facts to talk about. Only minus - lots of tourists from Prague :-/ (it is very close to get there by train)
  • Great history recommend the 2 tour. The 1st is interesting but not to many things since most of the treasure was stolen in those rooms
  • I had a great time visiting this beautiful castle. Wonderful view and great tour guides