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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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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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Include this magical castle in your off-season visit to Prague!

The Gothic Karlstejn Castle, built by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348, is located just 30 minutes' drive outside Prague. It's certainly well worth visiting, even in winter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gothic Karlstejn Castle, built by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348, is located just 30 minutes' drive outside Prague. It's certainly well worth visiting, even in winter, or especially in the off-season winter months if you prefer avoiding the hordes of tourists filing in the town and castle in the summer and Christmas holiday. Entry to the castle... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well preserved castle not far from the Prague old town. Worth the trip out of town to see the site! The tour lasts about an hour and we were provided with a lot of information regarding its history and use over the years. If you like to see castles, this one is for you.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this tour and helped us book it. We were glad we did it. The castle is about 30-40min away from the Wenceslao square. We got picked up from our hotel and then we joined all other tourists at their hub. There is a required 30min walk to get to the castle but the walk is leisurely and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place only 40 minutes by train from central Prague. Surrounded by mountains, that gothic castle is surely an absolute must in Czech Republic. Don't doubt about joining a guided tour. Worth it!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Karlstejn castle is in small town named Karlstejn in Bohemian region of Czech Republic.It is nice example of art and architecture with nature and scenic beauty .I recommend to visit this place by car to experience trip with comfort . clicking photographs of nature from height of castle will definitely add to your life time experience Yes don't forget to... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

A marvelous castle but inside the interior is almost filled with copies. The jewelry, the paintings and even the cloth... So the best thing was the nice walk to it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Karlstejn Castle is a well preserved castle in Bohemia. But you have to enrol yourself to the scheduled tour or else you cannot get into the castle.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The castle is located in a small, picturesque town. Although it took us about 30 minutes to get to the castle, from the train station - it was definitely worth it. the view during the walk is very nice, and the castle slowly reveals in front of you, as you go towards it. The tour is well thought, and is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a very nice castle that is still a real fortified castle and has not been converted to a palace residence. The train stop is on the other side of the river about a 1 km walk from the castle. I arrived in the morning when it was foggy and as I walked towards the town the castle slowly... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were here in December 2015 and had a guided tour. It is a must visit place in Karlstejn. Definitely recommended.

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