- Step back in time on a history tour
- Day trip (destination A to B)
During the castle tour, you will move through the wildly impressive, step-like formation of the individual towers and buildings that make up the castle as a whole. At the lowest point lies the Well tower and Burgrave's palace; from there you’ll walk up toward the majestic Imperial palace, made up of five floors. Then continue even further toward the Marian tower. Finally, you will discover the monumental 197-foot (60-meter) Great tower, located at the highest point of the castle.
The castle’s interior is still decorated with a unique array of wall paintings that date back to the 14th century. In the Chapel of the Holy Cross you’ll find a collection of 129 Master Theodoric panel paintings, the largest collection of its kind in the world. Another large gallery contains portraits of Czech rulers and a replica of the Crown of St Wenceslas, the coronation crown of the Holy Roman Emperor.
In winter, if the Karlstejn Castle is closed, an alternative visit to the Český Šternberk Castle will be arranged. Český Šternberk is an imposing castle and is considered one of the best-preserved Gothic-style Bohemian castles of the mid-13th century. The castle stands at the top of a steep granite cliff on the western bank of the Sázava River in the market town of Český Šternberk. This castle features rich stucco decorations and a unique collection of weapons.
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- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Elsa M, July 2016
The guide was very interesting and we had enough free time to visit after the guided tour.
Reviewed by: ERNESTO R, July 2016
Excellent trip. Beautiful castle. I recommend you take the horse wagon to take you to the castle otherwise it is a up the hill walk 20 min. Lots of souvenirs and good food in the area.