Recommended by Rick Steves
Recommended by Rick Steves

Karlstejn castle

From5,000 Kč
From5,000 Kč
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5 hours
Availability : Not available 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.

Walking on flat surfaces – smooth and cobblestones, and up the hills.


  • 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/1person (100 - 110 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
5 hours. Available April – October; not on Mondays (out of season available to a limited extent)
5 000 CZK (205 EUR*)
Guide 2 700+ driver/car 2 300 CZK
5 600 CZK (230 EUR*)
Guide 2 700 + driver/minibus 2 900  CZK
Upon request


* EUR count is approximate and can alter depending on actual exchange rates