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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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Karlstejn Castle Reviews
If you are visiting Czech Republic and have a little spare time this is an absolute must. Not only is the little village under the castle very charming but the views from various bridges and towers... more »
I was the only person to show up to the English-language tour, so it was a truly privileged experience being shown around with a personalised tour and exciting giant keys for every room we passed... more »
Well worth the convenient train ride from Prague, but you will need to walk 30-45 minutes to the castle (depending on your speed) with a lot of up hill. "Classic" hilltop castle in great shape, more than just a structure, with a few artifacts here and there.
Beautiful castle and great guide! Our English guide was very fluent and friendly. The history of the castle was interesting and fun. The castle is unbelievably well-preserved. Not much tourists, recommended to visit on a sunny day for view and photography.
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