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“Nice atmosphere around”
Review of Krivoklat Castle

Krivoklat Castle
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Krivoklat Castle and Mnisek Pod Brdy: Private Day Tour from Prague, Lunch...
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Owner description: First built as a hunting lodge, this castle became famous as a dungeon for political prisoners in the 12th century.
Prague, Czech Republic
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere around”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Castle itself interesting. On the courtyard there was beer festival with traditional jazz music. You can find many shops with souvenirs or refreshment. We used the paid parking place a(50.-CZK/day)above the castle (next to the restaurant, WC).

Visited September 2013
1 Thank TomasF16
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Cabot, Vermont, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Castle visit”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Fabulous views into the 16th and 19th centuries; a great contrast from the castles of England. Fabulous ancient chapel, and more recent collections of furniture, shooting kit, etc.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Bruce W
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“Nice short trip”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This castle is in very good condition and it has some nice amenities, like bow and arrow rental, and a birds of pray show. Perfect if you're looking for something to do for one day outside of Prague. I would recommend stopping in Beroun for a burger at Black Dog Cantina on the way there.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank gaghrad
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Las Vegas
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice day trip from Praha”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We took a day trip to Krivoklat on a Sunday late in June 2013. It was 377 kc round-trip for two for the fare from Hlavní Nádraží. Note: make sure you take the fast train. We took the local train and it made about 6 stops on the way to Beroun, where you have to take another train to Krivoklat. We defininitely should have paid more attention there.

The small town around the castle is picturesque and idyllic, to say the least. It was 190 kc each to see the "full castle tour". The tour itself is in Czech but they give you a printed paper to follow along. However, the printed notes do not cover the entire tour, so we were just guessing about 3/4 way through. I do still recommend the tour though since you have access to areas of the castle that the public cannot see.

The courtyard of the castle is filled with small shops that sell local handicrafts, and a small cafe. It was a weekend, so I fully expected to see people dressed in medieval outfits doing things, but alas, just an old dude charging 60 kc to shoot a crossbow. Maybe the talent was on strike?

All-in-all, a great country respite from Praha, especially if you're staying for a while. Pro-tip: take the small path up the hill into the little village to check out a beautiful old church, and stay right on your way back down to get the best view of the castle.

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very good condition”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This castle is in very good condition and also has the workers in period dress, they will be making coins, jewelry and sell them at fair prices. Also have Crossbow lessons for the kiddies or young at heart. You can take a guided tour or you can stroll the grounds yourself. Not super busy so it's a nice change from Prague. On a nice day you can see for miles atop one of the walls or towers. The living history of this place makes it a good visit if you have kids.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Noah A
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