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Krivoklat Castle

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Address: Krivoklat 47, Krivoklat 270 23, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 313 558 440
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Beautiful Castle in out of the way place

We took the train from Prague to Krivoklat, changed in Beroun. Nice scenic train ride along the river. Work on the train tracks made it necessary to change to a bus at the last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Prague, Czech Republic
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice castle not far from Prague. Located in the woods of Central Bohemia. During the season many activities are organized - the historical markest, with crafting, traditional products available to buy, fencing tournaments etc. In the castle you can choose different tours with different topics. Good for travellers who like history and also for families.

Thank Dasa K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the train from Prague to Krivoklat, changed in Beroun. Nice scenic train ride along the river. Work on the train tracks made it necessary to change to a bus at the last stop before Krivoklat, all part of the adventure! There is a short walk up a steep road to the castle. Since it was the off season,... More 

Thank bglen
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

In one of my previous reviews I wrote Karlstejn Castle was the best castle I have ever been to. I stand corrected. Krivoklat Castle was just amazing. The interior and exterior of this castle were absolutely amazing. I recommend getting a private guide to take you here for translation purposes. The tours are only in Czech and the paper guides... More 

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Houston, Texas
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288 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a private day tour and wanted to see this castle. When we got there (mid-day), there were no more tours in English, so we took a tour in Czech and were given a 3 page handout, in English, that pretty much was what the guide said along the tour. It was very easy to follow as we went.... More 

3 Thank SherriLR
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited Krivoklat castle today, and I didn't see where to buy tickets and the last tour runs an hour before the castle closes, which this time of year is 15:00, so last tour was just after I got there. The tour guide said the tour was also over full, there must have been 40 people in that last tour.... More 

2 Thank Glen S
Brisbane, Australia
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The entire city is like something from the middle ages. Really enjoyable city to stroll around, relax and maybe have a beer or two at one of the bars.

1 Thank dunbro
Yellowknife NT Canada
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Everything, the castle, country site,guides, the only thing I didn't like is parking, very limited and long walk to the castle.

1 Thank Hunter30062014
Kostroma, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

the castle is worth seeing in better season: it has been too cold today. Still the way there / from Prague is very picturesque and the road is good. Beautiful views from the castle

1 Thank tatiana k
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This castle is definitely worth a visit. It is less well known and smaller than some of the others but has as much history and probably more charm. We took the guided tour and it was worth it. Although the tour was not in english we were given a detailed sheet and keepsake map/folder, so the tour was easy to... More 

2 Thank michelle r
Malacky, Slovakia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited Krivoklat in winter during Christmas period a were amazed by the atmosphere and coziness of this place. Less than 2 hours by train from Prague we tound a quiet place to spend the day. The castle hosted a few film-maker crew and served as the venue of q few Czech films and fairy tales. The guide took us... More 

1 Thank Katka49

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