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Karlstejn Castle

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Address: Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 267 18, Czech Republic
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Impressive, but only worth from may to october.

The castle is like a medieval one, really beatiful from the outside. The inside is quite less impressive, with the exception of the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which is THE reason... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is like a medieval one, really beatiful from the outside. The inside is quite less impressive, with the exception of the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which is THE reason for visiting this castle. Attention, the Chapel is only open from may to october, to preserve it from the cold weather. If you are not planning your visit... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entirely our fault as we didn't look for the hours of the castle. However I will say that parking is a nightmare. You have to pay to park about a mile from the entrance of the castle. Every shop was closed as well.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This place is interesting as an example of real fortress castle and also as a place of souvenirs collection. Consider that you can not come to the gate by car so you will walk to the hill about 15-30 minutes (depending on your health) or hire a horse-cart (if it is available)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We were visiting Prague for the first time and my cousin took us here to look at it since he has been here a lot of times. We had a very nice tour guide that spoke English. She answered all our questions. The weather was really nice so we could see everything. A must see in the summer

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

although that shouldn't stop you going in winter as the main castle is still open and, at Christmas, there are lots of Christmassy shops as you approach. The castle is a major site in the Czech Republic and is open year round. However if you want to see the treasury (which I believe is well worth it) it is only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

During the winter season you will not see anything. Castle is closed and the only thing you can do is to walk around. I made that trip in winter season so... I have been quite disappointed!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We booked this half day tour excited to see outside the city. The castle is beautiful however the tour was fairly disappointing especially for the price. We were picked up in time from our hotel and was then taken to a pickup stop where there were a few buses. Everyone seemed very confused and we waited on the bus and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous castle with a forest setting. It was basically a summer retreat for Czech royalty because it is in the hills and presumably cooler than Prague. It has never been overrun by invaders over the years. It can be seen from the train between Prague and Pilsen but this place warrants going inside to marvel at its layout and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

An hour train ride from Prague, this should be on your list if you have a spare day in Prague to look around! This beautiful castle is nestled in a quaint little town and is around an hour from Prague via train. I made the train tickets booking through my hostel (Sophie's Hostel) and started my journey to this castle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited with partner and friends in November. The small town was nice and the castle views were amazing! It was a shame we couldn't go inside (only open weekends in the winter months). Would definitely recommend going in the summer. However it was a lovely visit and walk through an authentic Czech small town.

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