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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (56 reviews)
“day trip” (65 reviews)
“train station” (45 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Statni hrad Karlstejn | Karlstejn, Karlstejn 267 18, Czech Republic
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+420 311 681 617
Ways to Experience Karlstejn Castle
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"guided tour"
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"day trip"
in 65 reviews
"train station"
in 45 reviews
"czech republic"
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"walk up"
in 19 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 12 reviews
"up hill"
in 7 reviews
"small village"
in 12 reviews
"holy cross"
in 27 reviews
"different languages"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"nice trip"
in 7 reviews
"parking lot"
in 18 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"interesting history"
in 11 reviews
"charles iv"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 3 days in Prague, we wanted a day trip out of the city. The more famous “bone” church (Ossuary) is an hour away but my family members were not keen to go. So instead we visited this also popular Karlstejn castle, 40 Min by...More

1  Thank Sunnysideup2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was fun if you are older and into history. You must take a guided tour. If you were inother castles, bypass this.

Thank Mvsequity
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour thru the castle by tour guide. Very knowledgeable tour guide we got for the tour. The Czech history is very interesting. Charles the 4th.

Thank Brigitte P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High up on a hill, be fit to hike there or take the horse cart ride. Town debars cars (other than permit holders, locals etc). Then be ready for endless tours following each other, criss-crossing one another and causing delays etc. We went on two...More

1  Thank decline421
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle is beautiful from outside. Under the mountain on which is situated castle is nice small village where are many restaurants and shops with souvenirs. We were very desapointed from interior of castle. Not too much for seeing according to high price. We paid for...More

Thank Silvia G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, that hits your imagination from the first sight. Beautiful castle, hidden from main touristic routes, for sure is worthing visiting. We attended main tour around interiors, was interesting and very informative for adults and kids as well.

Thank Irina M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and three kids as a day trip from Prague. Trains to and from Prague take about 40 min and run at least hourly (and are covered by your Euro Rail Pass). Castle is a 30 min walk through town up to...More

1  Thank Clubber-T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was informed to stay away from this place due to the aount of tourists storming it. So I did the next best thing and I took the last english speaking tour and it was great, the place was almost empty and all the shops...More

1  Thank Udi S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

on the plus side, the Chapel of the Holy cross is every bit as neat as indicated in guides and reviews. Truly interesting and unique. on the other hand, no other room we toured held any interest, and the tour consisted of maybe 15 minutes...More

Thank NJ-Eric
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The castle looks great from the approach. For us, we enjoyed the journey to the castle as much as the castle itself (I mean the village / town, its small and quaint, despite rather unhappy shop owners) .. When you arrive there is only a...More

2  Thank Ian B
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island-sun-lovers
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
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David C
9 September 2017|
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Response from Miriam S | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunatly you can visit only as guided tour, but I recoment to borrow the audio guide and tak efirst check tour that goes to the castle, as there are only 2 english and 2 german tours per day
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