One of the most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic is Karlštejn that is situated 19 miles southwest of Prague. The castle was founded in 1348 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia. It is built in a Gothic architecture style and was an important place due to it holding the crown jewels, holy relics and other important royal treasuries.
If travelling by car, take the D5 motorway and follow the signs for Karlštejn. Trains run from Prague main railway station to Karlštejn station every 30 minutes, the station is a 10-minute walk away from the castle.
Opening Times and Admission
The castle is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 9am-5.30pm; Mondays are the castles day of closure. Admission and a tour of the castle cost 330CZK for adults and 230CZK for concessions.