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Trip to Karlštejn Castle with Private Guide

Key details

Duration 5 hours
Available languages
Private activity
Number of people 1–15
Included Monument Admission | Transfer | audioguide | Taxi
Instant confirmation
Mobile voucher accepted
When In the Morning | In the Afternoon


  • Visit Karlštejn Castle with a professional English speaking guide provided especially for you

  • Discover the symbol of the power of the Bohemian kingdom in the 14th century, built by Emperor Charles IV to guard the crown jewels

  • Includes: vehicle with driver and a professional English speaking guide as well as entrance to the Karlštejn Castle Tour I ("The Royal Apartments"), accompanied by audio guides in English

Main description

Karlštejn Castle was built by order of the Czech king and Roman-German emperor Charles IV to store royal treasures, collections of sacred relics and crown jewels. Its amazing arrangement on several levels according to the importance of the different parts of the building gives it a unique and inimitable character. The charisma and grandeur of this castle is conferred by its powerful fortification system, its five-level imperial palace and its various towers, including the large monumental keep that rises to a height of 60 meters.

The castle tour lasts between 50 and 60 minutes. You will visit the royal apartments of the castle, which includes the historical interiors of the Royal Palace and the first level of the St. Mary's Tower, which houses the prayer rooms.

You may also be able to take a second tour to the top. There you will find the impressive Great Tower where the royal treasure is hidden. Don't hesitate to go up to reach the gold and precious stones! You can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape.

Before you go

  • The tour can be taken from March to October and during the Christmas season

  • The tour of the interior of the castle is conducted in Czech, German or English; English audio guides are available

  • Meet your guide and driver at the reception of your hotel or any other pre-arranged location

  • Please note that the castle is located on a hill, about 1 km walk from the parking lot

  • It is possible to access the more precious rooms, only accessible within the framework of a second tour, subject to availability

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