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  • Address: Karlštejn 172, 267 18 Karlštejn, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hours: Open Tue-Sun; July and Aug 9am-6pm; May, June and Sept, 9am-5pm; April and Oct 9am-4pm.
  • Admission: Adults: CZK 270, Children (under 15yrs): CZK 180.

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Karlstejn Castle Tours

The Gothic Karlstejn Castle sits high atop a hill, looming over the village of the same name 18 miles southwest of Prague. Charles IV, King of Bohemia, founded the castle in 1348 as a kind of safe for the Imperial Regalia and for his personal collection of crown jewels and holy relics.

The castle’s medieval turrets, towers and high walls evoke a fairy-tale ambiance and make it one of the Czech Republic’s most visited attractions. A visit to the castle is an easy, and very popular, day-trip from Prague – in the summer months the volume of visitors crowding the castle grounds can get somewhat overwhelming.

Trains leave roughly every hour from Prague’s main train station (hlavní nádraží) and take around 35-40 minutes to reach the village of Karlstejn. From the train station, it takes about 30 minutes to walk uphill to the castle. The view from the walk, however, is the most attractive part of a visit. Exterior views of the castle, surrounded by lush forests and vineyards, arguably beat anything you will see on the inside. To see more views of the castle and the Czech countryside, you can also bike the 30 kilometer route from Prague.

Tours of the castle include the ornate Chapel of the Holy Cross, where the thick walls contain 2,200 semi-precious stones and 128 paintings by Master Theodoric. The Chapel is connected by a wooden bridge leading to the Emperor’s chambers and the Great Tower, the highest point of the castle.

Several surrounding restaurants offer patios where you can leisurely take in the castle’s exterior views while sipping a glass of the local Karlstejn wine, a vintage started by Charles IV himself.

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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague, Prague, null
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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

4 star rating: Recommended 71 Reviews

Discover the impressive Karlstejn Castle on a guided half-day coach tour from Prague. Built in the 14th century by Charles IV, the Roman Emperor and King of ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.38
Konopiste Chateau and Nový Knín and Karlstejn Castle Private Tour from Prague, Prague, Day Trips
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Konopiste Chateau and Nový Knín and Karlstejn Castle Private Tour from Prague

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Head out from Prague on a private day tour to visit Konopiste Chateau , once the private residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the Gold ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
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Private Tour: Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Tour from Prague, Prague, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Tour from Prague

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This 5-hour private half-day trip from Prague will take you to Karlstejn Castle, one of the most famous castles in Czech Republic and previously a safekeeping ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Half Day Karlstejn Castle Tour From Prague, Prague, Private Day Trips
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Half Day Karlstejn Castle Tour From Prague

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A tour of the medieval Karlstejn Castle takes you for a half day trip out of Prague. The tour includes the visit of castle interiors as well as a walk round ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.38
Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Guided Tour from Prague, Prague, Half-day Tours
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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Guided Tour from Prague

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Visit one of the Czech Republic’s most popular attractions on this half-day tour of Karlštejn Castle from Prague. Stroll along the corridors and hallways with ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Trip to Karlstejn Castle from Prague

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Discover a monumental feat of Gothic architecture on this 4-hour tour to Karlštejn Castle from Prague. One a 1-hour guided tour inside, explore this symbol of ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.55
Half Day Karlstejn Castle Ticket and Tour from Prague, Prague, Day Trips
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Half Day Karlstejn Castle Ticket and Tour from Prague

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Get to know this majestic castle, which was built by Charles IV as a treasury for the crown jewels. The history of Karlštejn is connected with many legends; ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.97
Private Tour: Castle Karlstejn and Kopeprusy Caves plus Twin Castles Zebrak and Tocnik From Prague, ... 
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Private Tour: Castle Karlstejn and Kopeprusy Caves plus Twin Castles Zebrak and Tocnik From Prague

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Visit the most famous Czech monument, Karlstejn castle. Lunch at the Golf Resort Karlstejn where you will have a true dining experience, enhanced with the view ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.69
Private Full-Day Tour Karlstejn Castle and Crystal Glassworks in Nizbor from Prague, Prague, ... 
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Private Full-Day Tour Karlstejn Castle and Crystal Glassworks in Nizbor from Prague

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Embark on a 7-hour private tour and visit the famous glassworks in Nizbor where Czech crystal glass is made, enjoy lunch at the Pod Dračí Skálou ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Bike Tour to Karlstejn from Prague, Prague, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Bike Tour to Karlstejn from Prague

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Join a picturesque bike ride to Karlstejn from Prague with this 6-hour small-group bike tour. The easy ride takes you along the river banks of Vltava river and ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.17

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