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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now, let’s look at the real thing.
The Castle has dungeons of course and many doors with amazingly intricate locks and keys. Take a look.
And the view from the Castle.
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.
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.
You may also eat in the nearby town of Krivoklat. As we stayed in Beroun, we ate in Beroun at the Black Dog.
Have you been to Křivoklát? Please leave a comment below if you have or if you have any comments.