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Karlstejn Castle

Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 26718, Czech Republic
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Karlstejn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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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 coronation jewels of the Roman Empire.

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228 reviews 228 reviews
118 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We came to Karlstejn from Prague for this Castle specially. You can see it right from the railway station, its Gothic shape outlined on top a hill. The building is certainly worth seeing. As for the inside, most of the exhibits are replicas, you feel somewhat disappointed. Yet the town itself makes it up, rather picturesque with lovely cafes and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The castle was awesome. The nature surrounding the castle, waters, trees.... Just wow. Nature at its best. Really nice castle, especially for an exotic "house" for the king! The only bad thing is that they close really early, so chee the time schedule before rushing for it.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Thank you to Karolina from Premium City Tour for a great morning. An amazing place to visit with a facinating history, made better by our tour guide from Prague, Karolina & the guide around the castle. Absolutely beautiful castle & surrounding area. If you like history & medieval history & architecture, it's a must see if your in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We booked the last english tour II to give us enough time to get there and walk up to the castle since we were driving from Kutna Hora. By the time we got to the Karlstejn parking lot it was about 3:30 and was not very busy. We started our walk to the castle and noticed a lot of the... More

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I booked the 13:35 tour 2 at Karlstejn castle online in September. The tour guide's English was quite good. He pointed out many things and interesting facts about the castle. The tour was around 106 minutes long. I didn't realize that the time passed so rapidly. The St. Cross Chapel is well worth the extra time and money. The chapel... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Its a bit of a walk from the bottom to the top but it was worth it. The castle stands on a high cliff and it was really cool to look down and see tiny houses. The tour was exellent and very informational, and there were great spots for photos.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The castle is well preserved and the history remarkable. The walk up the hill was a bit steep, but a good work out, you can opt for a carriage ride if you don't want to walk. coming back down we ate at one of the restaurants which had good traditional czech food. Recommend going early and returning to Prague after... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have book the 12:40 tour a day in advance. We then took the train from Prague (be carefull - there are no train around 11:00) so ended up taking the 11:30 train. Expecting that we needed to take a ride to the castle in order to meet the scheduled tour, there was none available (end of season maybe). So... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A lovely day tour which is in easy access from prague center. I suggest 150 Kc, 15 mins horse carige ride from car park and walk down the hill on way back to car park. They offer informative tour through the castle in english language which costs 170 Kc.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have heard a lot of bad review before about the castle and I had lowered my expectation. but this one is really something. positive: - the walk from parking space to castle was enjoyable short walk. There are a lot of souvenir shops or food vendor. - the food vendor price or restaurant are fair (I haven't tried any... More

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