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Karlstejn Castle, Karlstejn

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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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  • Nice old palace which has a nice view ... Walk up to the castle is about 1.5 km. It does not feel like a particularly long trip as there are small stalls on the trip You should be aware that you only can get guided tours of the Palace there is no opportunity to go even round and look
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  • It was a nice and quiet ride to the top. There were lots of stalls and look at, and it felt not like a long walk, as others here have written. It was exciting to walk around on your own in the large slot. For an okay price, could we also get a tour inside the Castle
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  • We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this castle. The tour in English was required, but was quite fascinating. Sorry that we were allowed to do only the short tour in april. The most beautiful room, where the Crown jewels were preserved, was close. Also the big Tower if we're not on. But I had a foot in the plaster so that, in any case, had not been able to. Because of those plaster we had taken down a taxi. Normally 100 Crowns, but they left us a full taxi charged. 400 crowns. When also showed that this was for a single ride, we stumbled down on foot. For the horses was even worse. Who wanted to just do not leave with mindrr than 7 people. But there was just no one else. In summary: the castle is really the effort, despite the rip-offs.
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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