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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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  • The castle itself is nice, but the guided tour does not recommend to anyone. 860 CZK presented some fantáziatlanul in Exchange for room, and a copy of the Czech Crown symbols. As for the legfelháborítóbb, that non-Czechs to almost double the price of the ticket! In true Balkan attitude.
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  • This was a very beautiful castle in a charming town. We took the horse carriage up to castle, which was fun. We went on the short tour of the castle, which was a perfect length and very informative. T...  more »
  • If you will be in Prague at least a few days, highlight half day trip to Karlštejn, you won't regret it! To the station. Karlstejn Prague main station go train frequency in about an hour, travel time 30-40 minutes, train bunks, a very good and comfortable, worth 45 CZK in one end, we took the ticket back and forth at once. To the castle itself is still about 1.5 km walk through the lovely village with shops and restaurants, then your path lies upstairs and requires some physical effort)) the castle is visible from afar, looms over the village and guarantees excellent photo. Inside, unfortunately, were not included, as it turns out, need to advance book tours that are conducted only in English. and Czech languages. Free places for excursions in English, alas, there was no. .. Another excursion (the cheapest) is held outside, on the walls of the fortress, and it is only on Saturday (and we were Tuesday.) Total walking were very pleased with the walls feature views of the Castle and the village below. And next to the castle is a wonderful restaurant, where we stopped for lunch as usual, Czech profusely and very tasty!
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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