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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Statni hrad Karlstejn, Karlstejn 267 18, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked a trip with Best Tours out of Praha to the Karlstejn Castle. Although you can see more of the castle after April 1, our guide covered the full history well. Charles (Karl) IV ruled the Bohemian region with style (French influence), knowledge (good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karlstejn is a easy 40 minute train ride from Prague (plus a 20 minute walk uphill from the station) and visiting the castle makes an excellent day trip option. You can only enter the castle as part of a guided tour and the quality of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wayne-Dani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were blown away with the site of the castle. Stunning. We took a train from Prague which was very cheap. Walked for 20 mins up hill to get there but it was worth every step. The guided tour was great, they spoke perfect English...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Scarnav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castkle is about 30 minutes outside Prague. You have to book your tour which is simple on the internet.The tour guide was very professional and made histoy come to life. Do not be late for the tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pjacko
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Unquestionably worth a visit if you're in Prague and don't mind a short day-trip outside the city. You'll get some exercise as you walk up the hill, through the town, and to the castle. Fascinating place, although the tour was overly detailed in my view....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Viajante-gigante
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We caught the train from Prague then walked about 20 minutes to Karlstejn Castle. We had booked online for the tour and the history and beautiful Kings Chapel was totally breathtaking. Well worth booking ahead as tours are limited and due to the nature of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We did a Viator 4 hour tour from Prague to the Charles IV castle. The tour guide was informative and the ride in the van was nice to get out of the city of Prague and see some of the countryside and homes. The castle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 364kimberlyh
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

We drove to the castle just to find out that during winter is close same as most of the castles outside Prague. From outside is impressive but was hard to understand the way they do business closing this place during Christmas holidays...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We profit from being in Prague to visit this castle. 45min by car. Castle is beautiful and interesting. 2 tours are possible, 55min or 100min or just tower. With kids we took 55min but for sure I would take longer one if alone as it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RolandNavratil
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Enjoyed a fantastic day out in karlstejn, the jewel in the crown of which was the fantastic castle. Visited on a lovely hot August day, the village itself is beautiful and there are excellent and well maintained hiking paths all around the village. Of course...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 March 2019|
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Response from keithflow | Reviewed this property |
We took the train from Prague to Karlstejn. It took about 40 minutes if I remember correctly. We chose to walk up to the castle. It is a pleasant walk, but the end is quite steep. Coming down was easier. Lots of nice shops... More
3 March 2019|
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Response from barbarabuilder | Reviewed this property |
It depends where you are coming from, If you are in prague best way is to rent a car. you will have to park your car and either hike up which is a bit far to go only up hill or you can take a taxi that is authorized to go to... More
10 May 2018|
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Response from Sylvia050 | Reviewed this property |
I was on an organised holiday with a guide so it was all sorted by the guide. I feel sure if you are staying in a hotel you could get advice on how to go about organising something. Some people turned up in cars according to... More