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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.
Tours to Karlstejn Castle
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Karlštejn Castle and Koneprusy Caves Tour
Tours from $186 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Half-Day Trip From Prague to Karlstejn Castle
Tours from $209 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR E-Bike Full-Day Trip From Prague: The Mighty Karlstejn Castle
Tours from $120 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Karlstejn castle tour from Prague with Lunch and Admission
Tours from $187 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Tour from Prague
Tours from $265 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour to Karlstejn Castle
Duration: 8h - 9h
Tours from $85 ›
Karlstejn Castle reviews
We are huge castle-junkies, making a point to visit them whenever we are in Europe. Karlstejn was a last-minute choice in our day's itinerary (our ultimate destination was in the opposite direction..... more
We are huge castle-junkies, making a point to visit them whenever we are in Europe. Karlstejn was a last-minute choice in our day's itinerary (our ultimate destination was in the opposite direction..... more »
We visited this castle on the last day of our mini-break on Tursday, the 31st March, arriving by train from Prague. The castle looks stunning from the outside so we were really looking forward to...
We visited this castle on the last day of our mini-break on Tursday, the 31st March, arriving by train from Prague. The castle looks stunning from the outside so we were really looking forward to... more »
We went to see the castle as we had some spare time in Prague. It was nice to see the land outside the capital. Very very green. The castle is nothing special. There are tours in English but you have to pay different tickets if you want to visit the whole castle.
Great day trip just 30 minute train ride from Prague. The mandatory guided tours are informative and full of neat information. During winter months, the main part is closed off for preservation, so best to visit after May. We still enjoyed our time at the castle and in town, despite not being able to see everything.
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