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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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  • Huge, beautiful castle! Striking in its power and inaccessibility. Go to Castle long enough, but it can be reached by such a special train with predatory pricing. We walked ourselves. Castle for sale various souvenirs. In General, the Czech Republic in autumn is beautiful.
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  • A gorgeous castle with a forest setting. It was basically a summer retreat for Czech royalty because it is in the hills and presumably cooler than Prague. It has never been overrun by invaders over th...  more »
  • An hour train ride from Prague, this should be on your list if you have a spare day in Prague to look around! This beautiful castle is nestled in a quaint little town and is around an hour from Prague...  more »
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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