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This Gothic castle was built in 1348, as a stronghold for royal treasures, especially Emperor Charles IV's collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 267 18, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the train from Prague then walked about 20 minutes to Karlstejn Castle. We had booked online for the tour and the history and beautiful Kings Chapel was totally breathtaking. Well worth booking ahead as tours are limited and due to the nature of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cazmo71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a Viator 4 hour tour from Prague to the Charles IV castle. The tour guide was informative and the ride in the van was nice to get out of the city of Prague and see some of the countryside and homes. The castle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 364kimberlyh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the castle just to find out that during winter is close same as most of the castles outside Prague. From outside is impressive but was hard to understand the way they do business closing this place during Christmas holidays...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vtc2017
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We profit from being in Prague to visit this castle. 45min by car. Castle is beautiful and interesting. 2 tours are possible, 55min or 100min or just tower. With kids we took 55min but for sure I would take longer one if alone as it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RolandNavratil
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Enjoyed a fantastic day out in karlstejn, the jewel in the crown of which was the fantastic castle. Visited on a lovely hot August day, the village itself is beautiful and there are excellent and well maintained hiking paths all around the village. Of course...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The parking site is a total scam on foreign tourists. When we drove up from the village below, there was only one sign for the “central parking” of the Castle, right under the sign indicating the direction of the Castle. So we drove up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jin G
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Great fairy tale castle with excellent guided tours. We did the basic tour as we have kids and weren't sure if they would be quiet and interested. They loved every bit of it and the detail shared was spot on. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lorna F
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re going to drive, check the castle website before you get in your car and figure out where to park—it can be tricky, even with GPS, especially if you’re not arriving via the main road. We entered the town from a different road than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the castle. We took the tour they do different language tours at different times. The tour guide was good, but it was a bit hard to understand due to her accent & the really poor acoustics from the high ceilings & stone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Took my 16 year old daughter and 78 year old mother to a tour of the castle. Absolutely stunning artwork and the guided tour was in perfect English with historical information that was fascinating! Breath taking view from the castle and a delightful walk down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 May 2018|
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Response from Sylvia050 | Reviewed this property |
I was on an organised holiday with a guide so it was all sorted by the guide. I feel sure if you are staying in a hotel you could get advice on how to go about organising something. Some people turned up in cars according to... More
David C
9 September 2017|
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Response from Miriam S | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunatly you can visit only as guided tour, but I recoment to borrow the audio guide and tak efirst check tour that goes to the castle, as there are only 2 english and 2 german tours per day