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Karlstejn Castle

Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 267 18, Czech Republic
+420 311 681 617
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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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  • Average11%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 267 18, Czech Republic
+420 311 681 617
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle looks stunning from the village below, so the climb up was very enjoyable (although a bit hot in typical 30-degree Czech summer weather). At the castle there are three guided tours to choose from. We love lookout towers, so we chose the 40-minute...More

Thank A V
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked all the way to top on a hot summer day and were exhausted when we reached up. Best is to take horse driven cart ride. Castle has very interesting history, main part have never been conquered despite various attempts. Guided tour is really...More

Thank AtulKB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is vey impressive when you walk up the hill The guidef tour is quite expensive The standard tour is not showing the most interesting places in the castle but jusy some rooms Avoid this tour!

1  Thank Shlomo F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the castle with a baby, and since the acoustic in the castle is very bad, the baby's babbling were apparently annoying the guide. The guide was very unpleasant and rude, and asked us to leave right at the beginning telling us that we...More

Thank Julien S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a long walk up and quite steep in places from the car park at the bottom of the hill to the castle at the top. However, you can get a minibus to take you up or a horse and cart. Once at the top...More

1  Thank JMB50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a photographer's castle. It looks great from a distance, at the approach, and inside the compound itself. Inside the castle is a different story. You have to join a tour to see the interior of the castle. The most interesting tour (Tour 2)...More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took train from Prague on a cloudy day to reach Karlstejn, that took abt 45 minutes and walked half an hour to reach the Castle. Serene surroundings and ancient houses/shops lined on both sides of lane, it's magical. Planned by Charles IV in 1348,...More

1  Thank Madan Gopal M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the outer courtyard of the castle, and enjoyed a coffee and (local) wafer. We were a bit daunted when we worked out how much it would cost for the four of us to take a guided tour of interest to us (the only...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride from Old Prague is short. We had beautiful weather for May. The history of this castle is amazing. We spent a half day there between the castle tour and lunch in the village.

1  Thank romerora87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting . You should visit for sure. Feel of medieval time . Nice place to see . Go go go go

Thank y0901
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Gary I
is it worth to take the (exclusive tour) do they show you al the views including the upper floor views. Thank you
26 April 2017|
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Response from Kathleen v | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes the tour is worthwhile and very informative. You see a lot of the castle that you could not do without the tour.
Tracy A
Hello, are there taxis from the train station up to the castle?
5 March 2017|
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Response from wisniak | Reviewed this property |
There ARE taxis from the parking lot below the castle. Their work hours are-tourist season dependent. Worst case - there's a steep alsphalt road up to the castle.
Hi is there bag check for backpacks/suitcases while touring?
1 December 2016|
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Response from liberecacka | Reviewed this property |
I was there May 2016 and there was no inspection of bags.