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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 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying in Prague for 4 days and wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle so decided to catch the train to Karlstejn. It was 118 CZK return for 2 of us. Very cheap! The train takes about 40 minutes and stops...More

1  Thank Jamesbullen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle itself looks really nice, so whether you are going to the tour or not, it is really a nice place to visit and observe nice panorama view. Parking costs 400 kc for all day. From the parking it takes around 20 min. to reach...More

Thank Aurelija S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle must be visited in guided tour in certain time. It can cost you a fortune if you want to visit all parts of the castle if you are a foreigner. It is quite good for hiking for the surrounding areas.

Thank Max_hkxx2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can either walk up or take a horse-drawn carriage. Parking is available at a decent price. Walking about takes approx 20 - 30 min, pretty steep. If you are not planning to go on any of the guided tours, there is not much to...More

1  Thank Philipp171
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is indeed great. It looks fantastic, there is a lot of history around it. The tours are a different story. Yes, they are expensive. But also they do tours in different languages and they are far apart, so I ended up taking a...More

1  Thank heckfy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok so the castle itself is just like any other castle and you can skip going inside. But the drive to the castle and the walk up the mountain from parking lot is beautiful. The small shops on the lane, so many restaurants makes the...More

Thank Mili821
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to go that isn't too crowded with tourists. We didn't have to wait in line and the tour was just 50 min.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank A V
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 16 June 2017 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
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Response from papanin0 | Reviewed this property |
long ! for us it was fantastic - the full story of that magnificent castle .. as written above me ... No Regrets !! indeed :-) and if i may add ... we got there by train from prague .. and from the train station we walked... More