Karlstejn castle is one of the most exceptional of the many monuments of the Czech lands. It is not only historically significant but also unique in its architecture. It was established by the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348 as a robust stronghold for the imperial crown jewels.
The most sacred place of the whole castle – the Chapel of the Holy Cross – houses a collection of 128 panel paintings. The castle’s current neo-Gothic appearance dates back to the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Its proximity to Prague and its royal status makes Karlstejn a perfect trip for those who want to get a feel for how the kings once lived.
Explore the castle with the local guide:
During the basic tour you can visit the private and reception rooms of Emperor Charles IV or the Great Tower. The exclusive tour includes a visit to the chapel of the holy Cross. (Numbers are limited so it is necessary to reserve the tour in advance). It’s possible to visit the exhibition, The Treasure of Karlstejn Castle even without a guide.
Karlstejn in Pictures