Křivoklát Castle, One Of The Gems of The Czech Republic

by Kerwin McKenzie on December 10, 2018

Křivoklát Castle

 
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. Křivoklát Castle was one of them and its amazing. You can also read about other Castles in the region.

Address: Křivoklát 47, 270 23 Křivoklát, Czech Republic
Wed Address: www.krivoklat.cz

 

 

Křivoklát Castle Křivoklát Castle

 

Krivoklat Castle kerwin with fellow bloggers at the Entrance compliments of www.SuperNaturalTravel.com Krivoklat Castle – Kerwin with fellow bloggers at the Entrance To The Castle. Photo compliments of www.SuperNaturalTravel.com

 

 

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

 

 

Where is Křivoklát Castle?

 

Křivoklát Castle is located just west of Prague, Czech Republic.

 


 

 

 

How To Get Here

 

The town of Křivoklát, where the Křivoklát 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.

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Turkish Airlines (TK) Airbus A321 Landing in PRG Křivoklát Castle – Turkish Airlines (TK) Airbus A321 Landing in PRG

 

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.

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Road to Castle Křivoklát Castle – Road to Castle

 

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 2 to 2.5 hours. This may be a combination of buses and trains.

 

By Bus

 

There is no direct service from Prague to Křivoklát. But you can go to the city of Rakovník and then take the train to Křivoklát. The bus service is arriva and the site seems to be only available in Czech.

 

 

Things To Do

 

Explore the Křivoklát Castle. It’s an amazing place and the tour gives you a good idea of what it was like. Also, remember to head across the street and view the castle from afar. The drive to the area is also a very scenic one as well. Check the Web site for cost and times.

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Entrance Křivoklát Castle – Castle Entrance

 

First let me orient you with the castle from a model they have in the main arrival area. This will give you an idea of the scale of the place.

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Layout Křivoklát Castle – Castle Layout

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Model of Castle Křivoklát Castle – Model of Castle

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Model of Castle Křivoklát Castle – Model of Castle

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Side View Model of Castle Křivoklát Castle – Side View Model of Castle

 

Now, let’s look at the real thing.

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Tower View Křivoklát Castle – Castle Tower View

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Main Tower Křivoklát Castle – Castle Main Tower

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Great Room Křivoklát Castle – Castle Great Room

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - The Library Křivoklát Castle – The Library

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Towers Křivoklát Castle – Castle Towers

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Courtyard Křivoklát Castle – Castle Courtyard

 

The Castle has dungeons of course and many doors with amazingly intricate locks and keys. Take a look.

 

Křivoklát Castle - Keys to the castle Křivoklát Castle – Keys to the castle

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Intricate Door Locks Křivoklát Castle – Intricate Door Locks

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Medieval prison door Křivoklát Castle – Castle Medieval prison door

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Intricate Door Locks Křivoklát Castle – Intricate Door Locks

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Intricate Door Locks Křivoklát Castle – Intricate Door Locks

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Castle Medieval prison Křivoklát Castle – Castle Medieval prison

 

And the view from the Castle.

 

Křivoklát Castle - Surrounding View of the Area Křivoklát Castle – Surrounding View of the Area

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Křivoklát Town Křivoklát Castle – Křivoklát Town

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Křivoklát Town Křivoklát Castle – Křivoklát Town

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Křivoklát Town Křivoklát Castle – Křivoklát Town

 

 

Where To Stay

 

We stayed in the nearby town of Beroun at the Litava Hotel Grand. You can stay here or in Prague and do a day trip or in the town of Křivoklát.

 

 

Křivoklát Castle - Litava Hotel Grand Křivoklát Castle – Litava Hotel Grand

 

Křivoklát Castle - Litava Hotel GrandKřivoklát Castle - Litava Hotel Grand Křivoklát Castle – Litava Hotel Grand

 

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

 


 

Where To Eat

 

There is a cafe at the Castle itself so you can grab a bit to eat there.

 

Křivoklát Castle Restaurant at Castle Křivoklát Castle Restaurant at Castle

 

You may also eat in the nearby town of Krivoklat. As we stayed in Beroun, we ate in Beroun at the Black Dog.

 

Křivoklát Castle - Black Dog Burger and Fries Křivoklát Castle – Black Dog Burger and Fries

 

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

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