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Karlstejn Castle

Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
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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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Richland, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I booked the 13:35 tour 2 at Karlstejn castle online in September. The tour guide's English was quite good. He pointed out many things and interesting facts about the castle. The tour was around 106 minutes long. I didn't realize that the time passed so rapidly. The St. Cross Chapel is well worth the extra time and money. The chapel... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Its a bit of a walk from the bottom to the top but it was worth it. The castle stands on a high cliff and it was really cool to look down and see tiny houses. The tour was exellent and very informational, and there were great spots for photos.

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The castle is well preserved and the history remarkable. The walk up the hill was a bit steep, but a good work out, you can opt for a carriage ride if you don't want to walk. coming back down we ate at one of the restaurants which had good traditional czech food. Recommend going early and returning to Prague after... More

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montreal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have book the 12:40 tour a day in advance. We then took the train from Prague (be carefull - there are no train around 11:00) so ended up taking the 11:30 train. Expecting that we needed to take a ride to the castle in order to meet the scheduled tour, there was none available (end of season maybe). So... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A lovely day tour which is in easy access from prague center. I suggest 150 Kc, 15 mins horse carige ride from car park and walk down the hill on way back to car park. They offer informative tour through the castle in english language which costs 170 Kc.

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germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have heard a lot of bad review before about the castle and I had lowered my expectation. but this one is really something. positive: - the walk from parking space to castle was enjoyable short walk. There are a lot of souvenir shops or food vendor. - the food vendor price or restaurant are fair (I haven't tried any... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our visit to Karlstejn Castle coincided with a bike tour from Prague with Biko Bike Adventures (we'd highly recommend). The surrounding countryside deserves to be experienced on a bike, not a massive motor coach. The town of Karlstejn reminds me of colonial Williamsburg, a blend of Old World with modern updates to include shopping, dining and accommodations. The path leading... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

From a distance you might think you had reached Disneyland. Karlstejn Castle is huge, magnificent and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. A nice trip out from the city. Unfortunately for history buffs the castle was restored in the 19th century so lots of original features have gone missing but never the less it's well worth a visit. It's quite a... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is an easy day-trip from Prague, and well worth it. There are 3 different tours, and it is a good idea to go on their website, decide which to take, and book ahead. We were there late in the season, so only 2 tours were available, and there didn't appear to be transportation available to go up the hill.... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Like many large castle complexes in Central Europe, Karlstejn grew and changed over the centuries, and has had a compelling history. It is best known for being used to house the Imperial regalia of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Crown Jewels of the kingdom of Bohemia. The tour we took was excellent: informative without getting bogged down in details.... More

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