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Address: Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 311 681 617
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This Gothic castle was built in 1348, as a stronghold for royal treasures...
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.
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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

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Something to see outside of Prague

Went here solo during the 1st Spring day. It is a nice place to stroll with friends and families, although the lengthy walking and the path to the castle can be tiring for elders... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Went here solo during the 1st Spring day. It is a nice place to stroll with friends and families, although the lengthy walking and the path to the castle can be tiring for elders. It is a long walk from the train station (30+ mins), but it is also interesting to know that there is actually like a village before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I took this day trip a few weeks ago; the guide was awesome, and it was a very nice adventure going to see this! Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This castle is really quite beautiful and it has a "fairy tale" effect to it. The walk up from the parking lot to the castle is quite steep, but definitely worth it in our opinion. Once at the top, you get a beautiful view of the rolling hills as well as the town of Karlstejn at the foot of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrive early, to the castle (8 am), after 40 min. Driving from Prague- to found out that the castle only opens at 10. This gave us time to travel to the beautiful canyons in the area (30-40) walk. Entering the castle is only available if you take a tour- costs 180 ck. the guide was super boring, while the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stamp collectors will be familiar with the image of historic Karlštejn Castle, lording it over the pretty little village of the same name on the north bank of the river Berounka, some 30 kilometres south of Prague and easily reached from there by an inexpensive train journey. The mile or so walk from Karlštejn station across the river and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First of all - it is really worth walking that hill. The castle is really fantstic! Thanks to Charles IV! The tour guide was also really nice and was talking in english really fluent!

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Piracicaba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The castle is located about 30km far away from the city of Prague, so you will need a car or go by bus. It stays in a small beautiful village, where you can find several of the souvenirs sold in Prague's downtown, but in the village they costs half the price, so buy it there and save money! The castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you love castles, put this one on your itinerary while in Prague. Karlstejn castle was constructed by Holy Roman Emperor and Bohemian king Charles IV in 1348. This Gothic-style castle is built on a hill that dominates the beautiful Bohemian village of Karlstejn, about a 30 minute train ride from Prague. When you reach the station, exit to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This castle has a very dramatic structure. If you are driving, I suggest that you drive across the river (use the bridge right by the parking) and up the hill opposite the castle. This will give you excellent, unobstructed views where you can take excellent pictures. It will maybe take you 5 minutes out of your way, but very worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We made the trip by taking the train from Prague's mainline station - Praha Hlavni Nadrazi . The station was modern and had shops, places to eat and a pharmacy which was open on the Sunday we travelled. Getting a ticket was very easy to do as the booking staff spoke English and the station's electronic signs also provided information... More 

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