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Karlstejn Castle

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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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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Batesville, Arkansas
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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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Sursee, Switzerland
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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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Milton Keynes
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When I visited Prague, friends told me I had to go to Karlstejn castle. It was totally worth the uphill walk (and freezing temperatures). Once you arrive, you walk through an adorable little village of restaurants and shops. The tour was informational and cheap. I would, however, recommend paying for the the second tour. There were a few rooms not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is not the best idea to succumb to the sales pitches of the Tour Companies offering this excursion from Prague. You will spend a good part of your day, challenge your physical reserves, and come away disappointed. Better to do a bit of research in advance and visit independently. There are actually two tours of the Castle itself, Route... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I will start off by saying that if you arrive by train, you will need to walk about 3 kilometers. Having said that the castle is big. The inside is not very luxurious, as far as castles go.I would say the one positive advantage is that it's located on a hilltop and the view is magnificent

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had a blast and the guide was perfect. This tour was excellent addition to our Prague visit. I would recommended anybody visiting Czech Republic.

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Blagoveschensk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We came to Karlstejn from Prague for this Castle specially. You can see it right from the railway station, its Gothic shape outlined on top a hill. The building is certainly worth seeing. As for the inside, most of the exhibits are replicas, you feel somewhat disappointed. Yet the town itself makes it up, rather picturesque with lovely cafes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The castle was awesome. The nature surrounding the castle, waters, trees.... Just wow. Nature at its best. Really nice castle, especially for an exotic "house" for the king! The only bad thing is that they close really early, so chee the time schedule before rushing for it.

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