Karlštejn Castle

Many central Bohemian castles are linked to one of the most important European rulers, Charles IV. However, none of them is as closely related to him as Karlštejn. From the very beginning, the Emperor intended to use the castle not only as his countryside residence but also as a fortress that would guard the imperial crown treasure.

Its construction started in 1348 and it was completed 17 years later. Charles IV paid a lot of attention to the look of the castle and he personally supervised the interior decorations, thanks to which some architectural gems of world significance were created – the Chapel of the Holy Cross decorated with gold, gemstones and unique panel paintings, and the second, similarly ornate chapel dedicated to St. Catherine. During its existence, the castle was first modified in the Late Gothic style, later in the Renaissance style, and the last time in the spirit of Purism. The most admired rarities you can see on the tour include the aforesaid chapels, the original wall decorations from the 14th century, the largest portrait gallery of Czech rulers, and the displayed replica of St. Wenceslas’ crown.


Foreign-language commentary: English Services and facilities: Parking, Parking for buses, Refreshments

Karlštejn

Karlštejn 172

Phone:+420 311 681 617
E-mail:karlstejn@npu.cz
Web:www.hrad-karlstejn.cz

Opening hours

MonthDayTimeSymptom
November Tu - Su 10:00 - 15:00 open
December Fr - Su 10:00 - 15:00 open

Entrance fee

THE PRIVATE AND REPRESENTATIVE ROOMS OF EMPEROR CHARLES IV. (BASIC TOUR) CZ
Full entrance fee:220,00 KČ
Discount entrance fee:150,00 KČ
Family entrance fee:580,00 KČ Max. 2 adults and 3 children
Children's tickets:150,00 KČ for children up to 18 years
Student admission:150,00 KČ
Senior admission:150,00 KČ for persons over 65 years
Foreign language commentary:330,00 KČ
reservation needed for groups only RESERVATION FEE 20 CZK/P AUDIOGUIDE ENG/DE/ESP/FR/JAP/IT 110 CZK
THE PRIVATE AND REPRESENTATIVE ROOMS OF EMPEROR CHARLES IV. (BASIC TOUR) FOREIGN LANGUAGE TOUR
Full entrance fee:520,00 KČ
Discount entrance fee:360,00 KČ
Children's tickets:360,00 KČ for children up to 18 years
Student admission:360,00 KČ
Senior admission:360,00 KČ for persons over 65 years
Foreign language commentary:780,00 KČ
Note:reservation needed for groups only RESERVATION FEE 20 CZK/P AUDIOGUIDE ENG/DE/ESP/FR/JAP/IT 110 CZK
reservation needed for groups only RESERVATION FEE 20 CZK/P AUDIOGUIDE ENG/DE/ESP/FR/JAP/IT 110 CZK ISIC or EYCA Cards230 CZK

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