|Suitable season for visit||spring, summer, autumn||Difficulty||tourists, families with children|
|Length of trip||5 hours||Km from Prague||35|
|Price includes||transport from Prague and back, lunch, entrance, guide|
Prices start at € 40
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Start: Prague – from your hotel, at 08:30 – 09:00
During this trip you will see Karlštejn Castle, the most famous castle in the Czech Republic and a scheduled National Monument, which towers above the little picturesque village of Karlštejn. Visit the key areas such as the Imperial Palace, and see beautiful paintings, frescos and other treasures.
Karlštejn Castle, the most famous castle in Bohemia and a National Monument, towers above the small vine-growing village of Karlštejn, 35 kilometres south-west of Prague. The Castle was built in a short period (1348 – 1357) in the reign of Charles IV as a repository for the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, the Bohemian royal insignia and numerous sacred relics. It was probably designed by the French architect, Matthias of Arras. The Castle was partly rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries and restored between 1887 and 1899 with many alterations, by Friedrich Schmidt and Josef Mocker. From the car park at the entrance to the village, an uphill walk of some 2 km takes one to the Castle, which is perched on a rocky hill north of the village, overlooking the Berounka River Valley. The Castle is entered through two gateways 100 metres apart. The second gateway leads into the Burgrave’s Court, which is now fitted out as an open-air theatre. Conducted tours of the Castle also start here.