Escape to the medieval fortress in the middle of breathtaking countryside, and still make it back in time to enjoy Prague’s nightlife. The castle is extremely popular with locals as well as tourists, and the streets are packed with souvenir vendors, tour groups and even school groups, especially in the summer months. This charming Gothic castle was founded in 1348, built by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures.
As you approach Karlštejn village you can enjoy great views of Karlštejn and the surrounding countryside. After you arrive, a short walk will bring you to the castle gates, where you can join a guided castle tour. Later on you might have a lunch at some of the great local village pubs or restaurants.
Open every day except Mondays from 9 am-6 pm (or until 5 pm or 4 pm in the off-season months). During January and February, the castle is closed, except 1st-9th January.
Price includes: Return transport from Prague back to your hotel and waiting fee at Karlštejn Castle.
Price excludes: Castle entrance fee: from CZK 250 per person (castle tour lasts 50 to 60 minutes).
Recommended for: anyone. Karlštejn can be easily seen on foot, but there is a fairly steep short walk to the castle gates.
Tip: If you like castles, you can combine a visit to Karlštejn with a visit to Křivoklát, as both castles are amazing and quite different. Please contact us for a price quote.