Karlstejn Castle, Karlstejn

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Towering over a busy little village, Karlstejn Castle once served as a hideaway for the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. Seemingly unperturbed by the passage of time, this 600-year-old structure is situated just 30 km (18 mi) southwest of Prague. The castle's star attraction is a chapel designed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV to hold his crown jewels, holy relics, and valuable documents. Centuries ago, this chapel safeguarded its treasures behind four doors with nineteen locks. Today, the chapel is open to visitors wishing to see its vaulted ceilings decorated with thousands of semiprecious stones. Most of the castle interior is accessible by guided tour only, so book your tickets in advance. By using our Karlstejn holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Karlstejn Castle and other attractions in Karlstejn.
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  • We took the train from Prague, walked up to the castle through the very cute town and did tour option #1. We thought this castle was really cool to see, and the tour was informational. We didnt have.....  more
    We took the train from Prague, walked up to the castle through the very cute town and did tour option #1. We thought this castle was really cool to see, and the tour was informational. We didnt have.....  more »
  • It is so exciting to see... The approach through the lovely village, seeing it high up on the skyline... Then walking up to it... A real treat. Wonderful to experience and well worth coming to. 
    It is so exciting to see... The approach through the lovely village, seeing it high up on the skyline... Then walking up to it... A real treat. Wonderful to experience and well worth coming to.  more »
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  • Very nice place, little trek to reach the Castle itself from the train station, but still very enjoyable experience. Variety of excursions, you can choose what you are most curious about. Exclusive course, you have to book it in advance because of limited capacity, but that is okay.
  • The castle is beautiful. A 5-star place without a doubt. As there's a new visitor center being built, some discomfort must be expected (that takes a star off). Also, during winter you'll get a chance to see just a minor part of the castle (another star taken).

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