Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Rating: based on 4 reviews
Discover the impressive Bohemian Gothic Karlstejn Castle on a guided half day coach tour from Prague. Built in the 14th century by Charles IV, the Czech King and Roman Emperor, the castle was believed to hold the treasure of the Holy Roman Empire including the imperial coronation jewels.
- Step back in time on this history tour
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
You’ll get up close, viewing the foundation stone of Karlstejn, laid in 1348. Explore the main building works which lasted until 1356, the year of Charles’ coronation as emperor. You’ll discover just how much care Charles IV devoted to the rich interior decoration of the castle, until the time of his death in 1378. The castle was then modified in the Renaissance style and re-built in the purism style between the 19th and 20th century.
In winter, if the Karlstejn Castle is closed, an alternative visit to the Cesky Sternberk Castle is arranged. Cesky Sternbeck is an imposing castle on a romantic rise above the river Sazava. This Castle features rich stucco decorations and unique collections of weapons.
Departure Point: The Yellow Kiosk located in the Republic Square opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate). The meeting place is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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We booked the trip to “Karlstejn Castle”, but unfortunately the castle was closed during the winter, so they took us to the Castle “Hrad Cesky Sternberg”, and I really loved it. It was really beautiful and thankfully the day before it was snowing as well which made it even more beautiful. So if you go during the winter months, I would recommend this castle to visit.
Reviewed by: Karl G, United Kingdom