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Karlstejn Castle

Address: Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 311 681 617
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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Karlstejn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This Gothic castle was built in 1348, as a stronghold for royal...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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 coronation jewels of the Roman Empire.
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Sursee, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Thank you to Karolina from Premium City Tour for a great morning. An amazing place to visit with a facinating history, made better by our tour guide from Prague, Karolina & the guide around the castle. Absolutely beautiful castle & surrounding area. If you like history & medieval history & architecture, it's a must see if your in the area!

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We booked the last english tour II to give us enough time to get there and walk up to the castle since we were driving from Kutna Hora. By the time we got to the Karlstejn parking lot it was about 3:30 and was not very busy. We started our walk to the castle and noticed a lot of the... More 

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