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. By using our Karlstejn holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Karlstejn Castle and other attractions in Karlstejn.
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  • It is so exciting to see... The approach through the lovely village, seeing it high up on the skyline... Then walking up to it... A real treat. Wonderful to experience and well worth coming to. 
    It is so exciting to see... The approach through the lovely village, seeing it high up on the skyline... Then walking up to it... A real treat. Wonderful to experience and well worth coming to.  more »
  • We walked the 7 miles from Revnice to the castle. It was a nice walk along the river. At the bottom of the castle is a massive car park and horse and cart or taxi options to take you to the top. We.....  more
    We walked the 7 miles from Revnice to the castle. It was a nice walk along the river. At the bottom of the castle is a massive car park and horse and cart or taxi options to take you to the top. We.....  more »
  • Amazing experience. Such beauty and history! We took a tour exploring chapels including the Holy Cross. Stunning and one of a kind. Exteriors are breathtaking. Our guide was Lukas Huja. He was great.....  more
    Amazing experience. Such beauty and history! We took a tour exploring chapels including the Holy Cross. Stunning and one of a kind. Exteriors are breathtaking. Our guide was Lukas Huja. He was great.....  more »
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  • Very nice place, little trek to reach the Castle itself from the train station, but still very enjoyable experience. Variety of excursions, you can choose what you are most curious about. Exclusive course, you have to book it in advance because of limited capacity, but that is okay.
  • The castle is beautiful. A 5-star place without a doubt. As there's a new visitor center being built, some discomfort must be expected (that takes a star off). Also, during winter you'll get a chance to see just a minor part of the castle (another star taken).
  • Very beautiful old castle, great for a short visit from Prague. The surroundings and the nature are very beautiful too. Totally would go there again :)
  • Thanks to Corona, the place was not crowded and we totally enjoyed. Alright it is the most prominent Czech castle, but still, I was surprised how interesting and well designed the expositions were. Totally glad we visited.
  • Legendary castle, which needs no introduction. Exteriors are splendid and interiors are ever more so. Charming restored medieval architecture, which still stands strong as in the past. I strongly recommend visiting this marvelous wonder. The only question is, which exhibition tour of the castle's inner parts will you take.

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