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“Nice day trip from Praha”
Review of Krivoklat Castle

Krivoklat Castle
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Krivoklat Castle and Mnisek Pod Brdy: Private Day Tour from Prague, Lunch...
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Krivoklat
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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.
Reviewed 23 June 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.

7  Thank dhardydesign
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Reviewed 21 June 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.

2  Thank Noah A
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Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

I recommend visiting this beautiful castle along with Karlstejn castle. Krivoklat is in beautiful place called Krivoklatsko which is naturally protected area. Krivoklat has nice squere where you can often see medieval markets. Tour of the castle is also interesting which including visit ofbild torture chamber. Have a nice trip and visit Krivoklat.

4  Thank Blechaluk
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We were going to Karlovy Vary for a couple of days away form Prague while on expat assignment and saw a sign to Krivoklat Castle. So we turned and went to see this attraction. It was a quick visit and we did not actually go into the castle but went into the courtyard and there were quite a number of local artisans and venders selling and demonstrating their crafts. There were birds of prey, blacksmiths, winery's, beer brewers, and many other craftsmen selling. We picked up several gifts and thing for ourselves. I would like to have went into the castle but time did not permit it on this trip, but I will up date when we do. 4 stars for being such an interesting and unique display of medieval crafts. Will spend more time their next visit.

3  Thank Kris D
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

it was a very nice trip by historical steam train from Prague - Branik to Krivoklat. We took the first guided tour - Gothic palace
(across Czech history or diversity of styles on Krivoklat). The guide was very good, professional and we learned lot of interesting things about the history of the castle and its former owners.

1  Thank Jana46
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