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Karlstejn Castle

Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
420 311 681 617
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As featured in Daytrips from Prague
Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Karlstejn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This Gothic castle was built in 1348, as a stronghold for royal treasures, especially Emperor Charles IV's collection of holy relics and the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Castle is in its original state and under some restoration. An easy horse ride up the castle is interesting. Restaurants nearby offers good value lunch.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful castle set brooding above the village of Karlstejn. It is a solid thirty minute walk from the carpark to the castle and it is up hill all the way. The way up is crowded with souvenir stores, galleries, restaurants and fiacres. There are wonderful views from the wall walk although most of the castle can only... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned its a very easy day trip from Prague with the drive taking roughly 45 minutes. Car parking is at the bottom of the hill and it's a roughly 30 minute walk up hill to the castle which passes by a number of restaurants and shops. While the walk is uphill it's not to taxing. The... More

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took the train from Prague to Karlstejn station. Walk from the station to the town of Karlstejn, and then walk up the hill to the castle. Picteresque town. Go on guided tour through the castle. This is a day trip from Prague that is definately worth it!

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Hejnsvig, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Going into this castle I have a wonderful feeling to been a part of the old centuries, so looking for something with knights, kings and queens you need to visit this castle

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This castle has a very interesting history, but as well has a great looking! it remided to us some fary tails story from our childrens' books!

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you fancy a few hours out of Prague then Karlstejn Castle is a good option. The train goes from the main train station (Hlavni Nadrazi) very regularly and coming back they were every half hour. It's a pleasant 40 minute train ride and you're in the countryside. A lovely walk through the town and to the castle with lots... More

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Loxton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are looking to get out of Prague, this was a very easy attraction to get to, and interesting to boot. We did our research and bought train tickets to Karlstejn - ridiculously cheap by Australian standards - and off we went. It is a 30-40 minute walk to the castle from the station, but it is not difficult,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I cannot believe that I did not share this sooner. I was reminded of it while describing it to a friend who is about to visit Prague in the height of the summer tourist season. We were in Prague at the end of June 2012--lovely city. However after two days of stifling heat and enough tourists to put Manhattan to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The castle is beautiful and the history behind it is fantastic. However the tour we took was only Ok. The castle is broken into different tours but I don't understand why as ours was not that long. Our tour guide Peter (I think) was cool and he will be remembered by my kids especially. The scenery around the castle was... More

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