Karlštejn Castle, The One To Visit In Central Bohemia

by Kerwin McKenzie on February 22, 2019

Karlštejn Castle, Czech Republic

 
I’ve been to the Czech Republic twice and both times I’ve been to Prague, however, this time I was a guest of the Central Bohemia Tourist Board and I visited a number of Castles in the region. Karlštejn Castle and Křivoklát Castle are among them and its amazing. You can also read about other Castles in the region.

 

 

Karlštejn Castle Village Karlštejn Castle Village

 

Address: Karlštejn 172 267 18 Karlštejn (okres Beroun), Czech Republic
Wed Address: www.hrad-karlstejn.cz

 


 

 

 

Enjoy and let me know what you think when you visit.

 

 

Where is Karlštejn Castle?

 

Karlštejn Castle is located just southwest of Prague, Czech Republic.

 


 

How To Get Here

 

The town of Karlštejn, where the Karlštejn Castle is located is within easy reach of Prague, Czech Republic. There are a few ways to get here, let’s take a look.

 

By Air

 

The closest international airport is the Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) https://www.prg.aero/en#/. There are three terminals, two for Schengen and non-Schengen flights and a third for private charter flights.

The three U.S. carriers currently serving the airport are American Airlines (AA) from Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Delta Air lines (DL) from John F. Kennedy, NY (JFK) and United Airlines (UA) from Newark, NJ (EWR).

You can find more information about Prague and the airlines serving Prague Airport on this post I’ve done about Things To Do In Prague.

 

 

By Car

 

This is the best way to explore the region. You can rent from your favorite car company at the Prague Airport when you arrive. Check out the Car Rental page for options. Use a mapping software such as Google Maps for directions; its about an hour drive and they drive on the right hand hand side of the road.

 

Karlštejn Castle Village Karlštejn Castle Village

 

By Train

 

As with many of the Czech Republic cites, this one is accessible by rail from Prague. Use Google Maps for a timetable or the PID Web site. Journey time is about an hour or so. The S7 train goes to the Karlštejn train station. You can walk from there or take a taxi.

 

 

Karlštejn Castle - Houses Below The Castle Horse Drawn Karlštejn Castle – Houses Below The Castle Horse Drawn

 

 

Karlštejn Castle - Elisky Karlštejn Castle – Elisky

 

By Bus

 

There is no direct service from Prague to Karlštejn Castle.

 

 

Things To Do

 

Explore the Karlštejn Castle and the village of Karlštejn. It’s an amazing place and the tour gives you a good idea of what it was like when the Castle was fully functional. The drive to the area is also a very scenic one as well. Check the Web site for cost and times.

 

Karlštejn Castle - Model with John, the Tour Guide Karlštejn Castle – Model with John, the Tour Guide

 

 

Karlštejn Castle - Model Karlštejn Castle – Model

 

Karlštejn Castle - Door Key Holes Karlštejn Castle – Door Key Holes

 

 

 

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Karlštejn Castle - Houses Below The Castle Karlštejn Castle – Houses Below The Castle

 

Karlštejn Castle - Flowers Karlštejn Castle – Flowers

 

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Karlštejn Castle - Czech Souvenirs Karlštejn Castle – Czech Souvenirs

 

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Karlštejn Castle - Keys To The Castle Karlštejn Castle – Keys To The Castle

 

 

Karlštejn Castle - Paintings Karlštejn Castle – Paintings

 

 

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Karlštejn Castle - Tower View Karlštejn Castle – Tower View

 

 

Karlštejn Castle - Tower View with Steeple Karlštejn Castle – Tower View with Steeple

 

 

 

Where To Stay

 

There are a few hotels in the area/village just below the castle.

 

Karlštejn Castle - Signs Karlštejn Castle – Signs
 
Karlštejn Castle - Karlštejn penzion Bellevue Karlštejn Castle – Karlštejn penzion Bellevue

 

 

You may also check the search box below to determine where you’d like to stay.

 


 

Where To Eat

 

There are a number of places in the village just below the castle, so you will have no issues about finding a place. Just walk and follow your nose and if you see a place stop and check it out.

 
 

Karlštejn Castle - Train Barbecue Karlštejn Castle – Train Barbecue

 
 

Karlštejn Castle - Karlštejnská Terasa Karlštejn Castle – Karlštejnská Terasa

 
 

Karlštejn Castle - Restaurace Pod Hradem Karlštejn Castle – Restaurace Pod Hradem

 

Karlštejn Castle Bar Karlštejn Castle Bar

 

 

 

Have you been to Karlštejn Castle? Please leave a comment below if you have or if you have any comments.

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