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Karlstejn Castle

Karlštejn was founded by Charles IV in 1348 as a treasury for the imperial regalia and his collection of relics. Today with an average of 300,000 visitors a year it is a prime choice for a short day trip from Prague. It is important to note that all excursions and independent drivers must park their vehicles at the foot of the hill, so be prepared for a 15-minute walk up to the castle entrance. As you walk up the hill you are rewarded by the view spread out in front of you over beautiful rolling hills, the town and river. It is a good place to visit even if you do not want to do the castle tour as you can just walk around its exterior and capture the ambience of the place. You can also have lunch or dinner at one of Karlstejn’s pubs and restaurants.

Getting there: organized excursion; or by train from Prague Main Station.
Recommended time at location: 2.5 hours.

Karlstejn Castle

If you love castles then Karlstejn is where you should be going. Situated approximately 30 km southwest of Prague, Karlstejn is most famous Czech medieval castle. With an average of 300,000 visitors a year it is prime choice between visitors to Prague when they thinking where to go for a …

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