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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The location of the castle can't be beaten. It definitely has a fairy tale quality. Entry to the grounds is free. We didn't go on the tour based on other reviews and the annoying Czech habit of offering a range of different tours which each require separate payment. The area on the way to the castle had the usual shops... More

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Pittsburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I went on this tour with an orchestra group and have to say that , although I was really anticipating a great experience, it really left me wondering what the heck that was all about! The castle is at the top of a ?mountain so requires a walk up through a village to arrive at the castle. (There appear to... More

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Seinajoki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Having some time to when visiting Prague, we decided to make a daytrip to Karlstein Castle by train. After finding the right ticket desk at main railway station the 50 minute train to Karlstein was a piece of cake. After a half hours walk ( mostly uphill ) we reached castle, which from outside looks quite impressive. To see the... More

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Beer Sheva, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

1. long walk up to mount - only option is quite expensive gharry. 2. no free enter - only on the wall 3. tours only in 2 languages (czech & english), expensive. 4. no one tour on all castle - need to take 3! 5. no photo inside.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This castle is a wonderful structure. It falls into one's tradional expectations of a medieval European castle and is the type that would no doubt have been used as an inspiration for the famous disney palace. The setting is very pictuesque and the approach through the village is very enjoyable. Our guide, Michelle I think, was fantastic. She was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Karlstejn Castle in early May 2014 on a day train trip from Prague. The train journey is cheap, easy, runs fairly frequently and passes through lovely countryside. The 3 km walk from train station is equally pretty crossing a river and through the attractive village that sits at the foot of the castle. The only strenuous portion of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very nice place for a days trip if you are in Prague. One can simply catch the train from the main station and he is there in 40 min + 15 min walk to there. Unique location between the mountains, on the top of the hill. A true fairy tail castle. *Remark: If you come from Austria or Germany you... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There is nothing to see in interiors. You can visit "Chapel of the Holy Cross", but it is for online or tel. reservation only and very expensive entrance (12euro) and no photo inside. There are many better places if you want see nice interiors - go for Konopiste Castle, Zleby Castle, Hluboka Castle, Hradek u Nechanic, Bouzov Castle, or Sychrov... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took a day trip from Prague via train (cars can be hired in Prague as well) and found this to be one of our favourite days on a recent trip to Europe. The train took approximately 45m to reach Karlstejn and was extremely easy to do. There was a car service waiting to take passengers up the hill had... More

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We do not like to walk up a hill so long......, there is no local transportation to the castle - instead horse carriage. But the castle is nice and all restaurants offer good food and good czech beer.

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