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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
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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Gothic Castle

On one yet another very hot day in Prague we visited this Castle. We got the train from Central Station and travelled 30 min to the east. The Castle is about 35-45 min walk from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

On one yet another very hot day in Prague we visited this Castle. We got the train from Central Station and travelled 30 min to the east. The Castle is about 35-45 min walk from the station, walking uphill most of the way. It's setting is wonderful. We decided to have a guided tour into the tower of the Castle.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

40min far from Prague, very nice Castle and cheap trips. Instead of going with a tour arranged, take the train, only 180ck for 2 tickets plus 270ck for guided tour through the castle. The village is nice and the castle is amazing, however the tour is not very nice since there is not too many things to do, the castle... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A wonderful little place to see and an excellent castle and the guide from Premiant City Tours was excellent

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

our tour guide through the castle was knowledgeable and interesting and very personable. Well worth the wait for an English tour. Go for the long tour!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We travelled from Prague by train (cz90) which was a 35 minute journey. Buy your tickets and then wait for the platform to be allocated before moving out of the main entrance to the correct one. The train destination was Beroun with about 6 stops before Karlstejn. It really is an easy option and not the hassle that you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was an easily navigable 40 mins from Prague. We didn't wear walking shoes and probably should have... Definitely a bit of a hike from the train station up to the castle, but there were plenty of cafés along the main road to stop and take a break. The castle was beatiful. There are 3 different tours and unfortunately none... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a lovely day trip from Prague. The castle is located on a hill in the country, surrounded by woods and a picturesque village with shops and restaurants along the way. Lots of great photo ops there, too!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you have never seen a proper medieval castle go to Karlstejn. It is a a true pearl and absolutely worth to see. It is easy accessible by train from Prague. Get on train at Smichov railway station ( directly on Metro - Smichovske nadrazi) and go directly to Karlstejn.Train takes 32 minutes and costs 48 CZK = cca 1,5EUR... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The train-ride from Prague to Karlstejn was easy, hiking from the train station to the castle was not even the worst part. Somehow the castle could only accept a very limited number of visitors at one time, and the next time-block available was three and a half hours later. And one could only visit on a guided tour. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I loved this castle. It is sparsely furnished with medieval decor and you can picture knights and ladies-in-waiting milling around. It is quite a steep walk to the castle.

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Address: Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 311 681 617
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Central Bohemian Region  >  Karlstejn

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