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Karlstejn Castle

Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
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As featured in Daytrips from Prague
Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Karlstejn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Fleet, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Karlstejn Castle is substantial and built on the rock dominating the small village beneath. You park in the parking lot and wlk up to the castle. It's a steep climb, but you can ride in a horse and carriage if the climb is too much. Tours around the main parts of the castle are by guide - you cannot explore... More

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Cheter
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We took a trip with Best Tours. No warning that a significant walk through the town up to the castle would be involved. We are all around 70 & it just wasn't practical. We took a buggy (150 crowns each) up & walked back down. Lunch was superb near the castle but the interior was a let down. Many photos... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I booked this trip through Best Tours for 960ck from my hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. The castle is a must see place on any trip to Prague. Its in a fairytale setting surrounded by hills and trees and lovely little houses. There is one road up to it from the coach drop off point and it is a gradual... More

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a wonderful castle and the castle tour is outstanding. I look forward to returning in the summer months when there are additional tour options to see the chapels. Walking up to the castle can be challenging for some but it's a wonderful walk through the village. Get there early though, because they can get very busy.

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Monroe, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Convienent to get to by train and nice to get out of the city. We left from the main train station but realized at the first stop across river , Smichovske, that we could have caught it there since our hotel was on that side of the river.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Quite a climb just to get into this one. No internal pictures allowed, even without flash, throughout Czech. All the castle-owning families seem to be related, and the same portraits hang on many of the castle walls. There are different examples of local furniture and decor. Excellent views from the external wall. Very small fee to visit.

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Fayetteville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a nice castle with some character on the outside but if your not going to see the czech crown jewels (which you have to apply for way ahead of time) the interior isnt great. One plus is that this castle is pretty close to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Exteriors of this castle, surroundings and great photogenic look from far distance sre the key of this castle. I would recommend slow walk from the bottom of hill (large parking place there for small fee) up to this monumental structure. For tourists: Please do not buy any crap things around the road from shops and sellers - I live in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

just stopped here for a short while before heading over the hills to St John's and then Beoroun.It creates a stunning image from bellow and another wonderful, one from the hills beyond

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A different architecture. A different view. A different place in the world. The castle is great. The location is just amazing. The only downside is the guide and the translation but it is still acceptable. Also it's not allowed to take picture inside the castle. It's different.

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