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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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Climbing trip

Nicely restored castle. It's long climb to the castle and inside there are a lot of stairs. So if mobility is an issue, don't choose this castle. Otherwise the English tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Nicely restored castle. It's long climb to the castle and inside there are a lot of stairs. So if mobility is an issue, don't choose this castle. Otherwise the English tour guide was very nice and spoke an understandable English for a local. I still don't understand why they make 3 separate tours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Karlštejn Castle was one of the most important in the Czech Republic as it was founded by Karel IV. who is one of the most important Czech ever! :) If you want to go inside the castle, you have to pay. There are 3 types of tours you can attend. Each is into different part of the castle and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's about a 40 minute drive from Prague They have 3 tour levels to choose from. Tour one is the most common. Make sure to check website for the language times for tours Entry fee adult 270Kc about $11.00 If you want to take pictures inside castle That is extra.. Tour is about one hour long. I felt it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well worth a visit. This castle has beautiful artwork and is one of the most authentic castles you will see in the world. Visiting after 3pm is highly recommended because the tour buses have left. A guide is required to go through the castle and is well worth it or you miss the history.

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Indiana
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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