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Karlstejn castle and Konopiste chateau

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8 hours
Availability : Available only April – October (not on Mondays)
Tour Details

Karlstejn Castle was built by Emperor Charles IV from 1348 to 1357 to safeguard the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. The most unique is the Chapel of Holy Cross with walls inlaid by semi-precious stones and gold and 128 panel paintings of saints from the workshop of Master Theodorik. These panel paintings make one of the largest collections of the Gothic panel paintings in the world.

Konopiště Castle/Chateau was founded as a gothic fortress in the end of the 13th century and during the course of centuries it was several times rebuilt. In the end of 19 century the castle became the property of Archduke Franz Ferdinand d’Este, and it became to be his hunting-lodge. Several chambers were decorated with the collections inherited from the Modena’s archdukes of d’Este.

Admission Karlstejn:

  • Tour 1 - Tour 1 includes historical interiors of the Imperial palace and the lower floors of the Marian tower with valuable equipment of 14th to 19th centuries. (Courtier's Hall, Hall of Knights with chapel of St. Nicolas, Chapter Deanery, Royal Bedroom, Audience and Banquet Halls, Hall of Ancestors, Treasury and Jewels Hall, former castle prison). - 330 CZK + reservation fee in advance CZK 20,-/1person (50-60 minutes)
  • Tour 2 – Tour 2 passes through the Marian and Great towers and offers visit to the Church of Our Lady, Chapel of St. Catharine, former Sacristy, suspension wooden bridge, museum of lapidary, castle's picture gallery, library with exposition of the last reconstruction of the castle as well as the Holy Cross Chapel. - 880 CZK (100 - 110 minutes)

Admission Konopiste:

  • Tour 1 (Representative and guest rooms with a hunting corridor) - 300 CZK. (50 minutes)
  • Tour 2 (oldest part of the castle, armors, chapel, lift, library) - 300 CZK. (55 minutes)
  • Tour 3 (Private living rooms of the Frantisek Ferdinand's family on the 3rd floor installed after authentic documentation) - 420 CZK. It must be booked ahead, reservation fee 20 CZK/1person. (60-70 minutes)
FULLY PRIVATE TRIP (price for private guide service and driver, entrance fees paid separately)
1 – 2 people + guide. Price per group
3 – 6 people + guide. Price per group
Bigger group
8 hours. Available only April – October (not on Mondays)
7 400 CZK (300 EUR*)
Guide 4 100 + driver/car 3 300 CZK
8 200 CZK (335 EUR*)
Guide 4 100+ driver/minibus 4 100 CZK
Upon request
  * EUR count is approximate and can alter depending on actual exchange rates