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Karlstejn Castle

Summary
Length: 4 hours
 
Main sights: Audience Hall, Imperial Bedroom, Marian Tower, Czech crown jewels, Imperial crown jewels
 
Driving
 
Price (1 person): € 110
 
Price (each additional person): € 20
 
Available March to December
 
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Description

Karlstejn embodies all those boyish romantic ideas you’ve ever had of what a medieval castle should look like and represents an excellent excursion out of Prague.

It was in 1348 that Emperor Charles IV founded Karlstejn as a royal treasury and a vault for the Imperial crown jewels and his collection of holy relics. Probably the most famous and most splendid Bohemian castle, Karlstejn perches on a crag above the Berounka river, looking taller than it is wide, and for many represents the symbol of Czech state independence. 

On this tour your gay guide will pick up from your hotel and then drive you the one hour journey to the small town of Karlstejn. On arrival we will climb the hill on foot past numerous shops and restaurants to the castle – cars are not permitted into the complex. 

The guided tour will take in the  handsome audience hall and the imperial bedroom, the Ancestors' Hall, the former castle prison, the clock and well towers.  You will also see the crown jewels and the holy relics of the saints, for example the apparent skull of the dragon which was killed by St. George.

All prices inclusive of transport and entrance and a tour of Karlstejn castle.



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