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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
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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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We did a bike tour from Prague to Karlstejn Castle and it was worth it! Its a cool castle up on a hill. After the bike ride, it was a little tiring walking up the steep hills to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We did a bike tour from Prague to Karlstejn Castle and it was worth it! Its a cool castle up on a hill. After the bike ride, it was a little tiring walking up the steep hills to it but it was worth the trip up. It has a great view! We didn't go inside the castle as it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Karlstejn around 5pm and were very pleased to find we could still go on a short tour of Karlstejn Castle (Tour 1) and learn a bit more about Czech history and King Charles IV. There were just four people on this tour. Our guide, Wencelas, spoke excellent English and was able to answer our questions. There are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to see if you're in the Czech Republic. It's not that far from Prague and can easily be done as a day trip from there. Although is looks commanding and imperious, the castle underwent large-scale re-modelling in the 19th century and it is this reason it will not be considered by UNESCO to be included... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely place close to Prague. Big parking in the village, you can walk or go by horses to the castle. Near the castle you can visit WAX museum - very nice and interesting. If you want to visit castle you can choose three different circles, all are with the guide. You can try traditional Czech cuisine in any restaurant there,... More 

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Zikhron Yaakov
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the castle with the whole family and took the guided excursion. Nice castle with interesting story. Worth visiting.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As Czech Republic is full of old castles, this one should be on your list. You can book tour guide online before visit especially in a pick time. Ticket you can collect just before an entrance. Tour guide available in a different languages too.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just a short one-hour drive away from Prague, the castle offers an easy-to-access activity if in the city. We parked the car at the foot of the hill, and had a longish yet not tiresome walk to the top. The sight from below was the most magnificent, a beautiful example of a Gothic castle with mostly original design.

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East Bernard, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The castle itself is well preserved (re-constructed) but it is difficult to get there. The only parking is at the base of the hill upon which the castle sits, so it is at least half an hour walk to the top, though the castle village is quite charming and will probably entice you to stop several times. Get there before... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

An enjoyable day adventure outside of Prague. We took the train to Karlstein and then walked to the castle. About 1 -2 mile walk and the last part is uphill, but there are horse carts (at a fee) that can take you to the top. A pleasant walk as you can check out little shops and restaurants along the way.... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We did a great 22 easy mile bike trip through Biko to the castle. The hardest part was walking the bikes up the hill to get to the tour. My complaint about the castle is for the group tour the guide brings you from room to room, he unlocks the door with a big key to let you in, locks... More 

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