- Half-day trip from Prague to Karlstejn Castle
- Guided tour of the Gothic-style castle
- Explore the unique buildings that make up the castle
- Discover the largest collection of panel paintings by Master Theodoric
- See the replica coronation crown
Recent Photos of this Tour
Dining RoomPhoto by: Karl GUnited Kingdom, 02 2009
View of the great tower.Photo by: Ramiro Julio Z09 2012
Hrad Cesky SternbergPhoto by: Karl GUnited Kingdom, 02 2009
Childrens RoomPhoto by: Karl GUnited Kingdom, 02 2009
Main StaircasePhoto by: Karl GUnited Kingdom, 02 2009
Family TreePhoto by: Karl GUnited Kingdom, 02 2009
During the castle tour, you will move through the wildly impressive, step-like formation of the individual towers and buildings that make up the castle as a whole. At the lowest point lies the Well tower and Burgrave's palace; from there you’ll walk up toward the majestic Imperial palace, made up of five floors. Then continue even further toward the Marian tower. Finally, you will discover the monumental 197-foot (60-meter) Great tower, located at the highest point of the castle.
The castle’s interior is still decorated with a unique array of wall paintings that date back to the 14th century. In the Chapel of the Holy Cross you’ll find a collection of 129 Master Theodoric panel paintings, the largest collection of its kind in the world. Another large gallery contains portraits of Czech rulers and a replica of the Crown of St Wenceslas, the coronation crown of the Holy Roman Emperor.
In winter, if the Karlstejn Castle is closed, an alternative visit to the Český Šternberk Castle will be arranged. Český Šternberk is an imposing castle and is considered one of the best-preserved Gothic-style Bohemian castles of the mid-13th century. The castle stands at the top of a steep granite cliff on the western bank of the Sázava River in the market town of Český Šternberk. This castle features rich stucco decorations and a unique collection of weapons.
Reviewed by Iva R, November 2012
Karlstejn is beautifull castle. Trip was well organized definitly worth the money. Thanks
Reviewed by gizmopenny, October 2011
An excellent trip to a very nice location. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable, but her German was better than her English. The guide who took us round the castle was excellent - we got to see the "Crown jewels" - or a copy of them. However, the unlocking and locking of doors as we moved from room to room was farcical - as was a stray in-costume musician, playing the lyre, sat in one of the rooms - flogging his CD and with a bowl for donations!
WE had a choice of how to get from the coach park to the castle - you coudl walk for free but its very steep. Taxi was the safest, but the route was about 5km in a strange roundabout way. Horse and cart seemed too cold for mid-October. We all walked down into a sweet village area - some cafes, restaurants and food stalls available as well as shops, mostly tourist rather than craft.
A long half day though - we didn't get back to Prague until gone 2.30