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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
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Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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Whitehorse, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Like many large castle complexes in Central Europe, Karlstejn grew and changed over the centuries, and has had a compelling history. It is best known for being used to house the Imperial regalia of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Crown Jewels of the kingdom of Bohemia. The tour we took was excellent: informative without getting bogged down in details.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

we did this as a day trip and it was fabulous, there is a steep walk up to the castle but well worth it. The place has been well preserved, I loved the guide we had he was very good and eager to answer questions.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A one day trip from Prague, you won’t regret it. The castle is beautiful from both outside and inside. There are 3 tours available, each visiting different parts, don't think that the most expensive one will include everything. Recommend going for at least tour I and tour II (tour II is more expensive, but is a must!). No photography inside.

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santa rosa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

For an organized tour but would take train to karlstejn to see the castle...only took 40 mins. Cute little town, altho i liked kutna hora more if you only had time for one day trip. As others had mentioned it is a nice view from the train station to the castle...horse drawn carriages for those unable to make the steep... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Prague with some Czech friends, who took us to Karlstejn castle, summer resort on a hill of the greatest Bohemian king Karl IV. It is just a train ride from Prague train station, and it is a nice picturesque hike uphill from the train station through Karlstejn village to the castle. In the village of Karlstejn there... More

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Gander, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I, along with a mother and daughter from the USA just completed the 35km bike ride from Prague to Karlstejn Castle with Prague Bike Tours. Our guide Sasa was outstanding. We enjoyed riding along the mostly flat river side bike trails. Once in Karlstejn, Sasa took us to a great restaurant for lunch prior to the long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wish they gave you one tour instead of 3 options. I felt that was a bit of a rip off only seeing part of the castle!

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Troy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spent a half day trip to the castle via the train from Prague. If you purchase the euro rail pass this could be one of your days. If you are able, you can easily follow the signs upon reaching karlstejn stop from the train. It is about 20-30 minutes walk depending on your pace. It was a very pretty... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we had a day to pass and we want to make a trip to a nice place not fur from prague, a friend suggest this castle, and he was absolutly right! we took a train from prague. there is a station in karlstejn village. and a 10 minuts walk into the village.we climb through the village and the forest to... More

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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Its a pretty big climb to the castle, but well worth it! take the english guided tour! We git into the wrong tour, and regretted that during the tour...:( Although we ordered the tickets in English, we got the Czech tour. take the Trdelnik rolls when you walk to the castle, they are very very tastfull!

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