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Karlstejn Castle, Karlstejn

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 800+ 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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  • Unfortunately the castle entrance was closed, but seeing it from outside was still very nice ... absolutely spectacular landscape with a climb from having to walk to two little grueling.
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  • Fabulous castle, wonderful views, great tour and a hell of a lot of stairs. Don't miss this place. To think this place was lived in by Charles the 4th is amazing. 
  • Super Castle, nice and friendly but hit here is not straight. There are several roads that lead to it but at the end of a few of them there is no where to Park, because you can get the mandate or lock on the wheel because municipal police and the police she rides there and catches. We were able to park near the restaurant In Draci Skalou, promised in a restaurant, that after visiting the castle we will come over for dinner and let Park.
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  • This is a nice place to visit. Definitely a day trip from Prague. Once you get off the train it's a nice walk/climb to the castle past a village where you can have a very nice authentic and inexpensive lunch/dinner and get some souvenirs. Overall a great experience. No photography is allowed within the castle as everything in it is original.
  • Probably one of the most beatutiful places to visit in checz republic, defenitly a must go
  • You can only visit the castle through guided tours. There are 3 different tours. I have chosen the 2nd and the 3rd tours in English and they were very interesting. It was also good that these tours were not overcrowded.
  • The great walking area either you can go with guided tour which is more interesting and informative or you can also go by yourself. The guided tours are listed in the city map which you can obtain from your hotel or tourist office.
  • It is actually overrated as for me. The castle is half empty. Everything was rebuild and there is almost nothing original there you have to climb quite high route to get there and there is no bus to the castle. So be prepared to go 30 mins uphill. But it looks cool and authentic. Don't expect too much from a castle
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