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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
+420 311 681 617
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A spectacular view from the bottom of the hill. Visitors are asked to park outside the town about 2.3 km from the castle and walk or take a horse driven carriage/mini bus to the castle. You have to pay to get inside the castle but...More

Thank lexyleksmono
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazingly pristine castle! The tour options that I took exposed the religious aspects of the day. Prepare for a full day away from Prague and to sleep well upon return. Highly recommend.

Thank lukejohn1965
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not crowded, interesting, great use of a day away from Prague. Tour required to see interior of castle, but inexpensive, worth the price.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, romantic view at a spectacular place. It offers a few nicely-furnished rooms in the museum, not much but add the nice views over the surroundings and you'll feel the few Korun for entry were not a waste.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend you take tour#2 if you are an experienced traveler and you are sick of seeing too many royal bedrooms and throne halls. You will see a larger (and more interesting part) of Czech history. That is if you can stand the verbal repetition...More

Thank BogdanV175
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful castle from the 14th century with a lot of history. This castle in great condition and worth seeing. I recommend taking the 55 minute tour to get a better understanding or knowledge behind this historic site.

Thank Dameon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was a great relief after the selfie capital of CZ (Prague). The area and castle are beautiful and well worth the trip from Prague

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is located about 40km from the city hidden in the woods and hills. From the parking lot you need to walk about 25 minutes up to the castle. There are 3 tours you can choose at the castle, the rooms, the chapel tour...More

Thank Natalia I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit this awe-inspiring castle during our trip to Prague.We took the train from main train station which also stops at Smichov station towards Beroun.It took around an hour to get Karlstejn station the second last stop. We decided to take the yellow...More

1  Thank opal98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This morning we went to the castle for the visit, we choose the Czech guided tour because was at the best time for our especially for my son that afterhad to eat. The guide ,name Valerie, had often reprice my son that she is 1...More

Thank Giorgia B
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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