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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
Fee: Yes
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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Great Castle and a short drive from center of Prague

We went to Karlštejn Castle located a short drive outside of Prague! The castle was started in the mid 14th century! There is a lot of history here that includes the Bohemian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Karlštejn Castle located a short drive outside of Prague! The castle was started in the mid 14th century! There is a lot of history here that includes the Bohemian Crown Jewels and early Biological warfare!! The Castle is perched high on a promontory point, which make you wonder how it was constructed. You can take a taxi,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Straight out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or the brothers Grimm, this castle is situated in the limestone heartland of gorges and caves. Parking was efficient down in the lower part of the village by the river and with clean attended toilets. We were offered a horsedrawn carriage ride (150 Kr each) but decided on the brisk uphill walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wow, this is a beautiful castle, impressive in size and loads of things to photograph. Best advice is to arrive a bit late in the day (we came around 14:00), when there's fewer visitors and the sun is at the front side (for photos). Note that not all areas are accessible and to get inside the castle, you have to... More 

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Bergisch Gladbach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is really worth the trip! The castle itself is well hidden can only be seen at the last minute. However the walk from the car park to the castle is quite exhausting - a coach trip or car is offered to take you up for a small fee. We went up by coach and walked back down.

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Tel-Aviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

you can only visit via guided tour and during low/,mid season it is only consists of first floor. (more or less) in the castle no much left of original staff, since most of it in museums. So all you have is copies and walls... Guide in our case told us interesting stories -> plus. Tip: you can not get there... More 

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Miami Lakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This castle is about 30 minutes outside Prague - tours are available. Be advised that the walk to the castle is uphill and takes about 30 minutes. You may want to ride in one of tghe horsedrawn wagons - 150 crowns per person and they like to fill the ten seats before leaving. The castle itself is interesting to a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The train ride took only 40 minutes from Prague, but after we had to climb a pretty steep hill-that was hard. But it was worth it. It is a beautiful castle with a lot of history. It has more to see in a high season, now there was only one tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

For all travelers- must seen attraction- outside Prague one of the most beautiful places in the Czech Republic. I am Czech but still love this place. walk to the castle and enjoying view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went here solo during the 1st Spring day. It is a nice place to stroll with friends and families, although the lengthy walking and the path to the castle can be tiring for elders. It is a long walk from the train station (30+ mins), but it is also interesting to know that there is actually like a village before... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I took this day trip a few weeks ago; the guide was awesome, and it was a very nice adventure going to see this! Highly recommended.

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