||29km ( 18 miles) SW from Prague|
||April - October /daily except Monday/|
||see the Basic price list|
HD - KARLSTEJN CASTLE
This half day tour will show you one of the most impressive Gothic castles, complete with an Imperial Palace, art, murals, and the Church of Our Lady. The castle was built in the middle of the14th century by the Czech King and Roman Emperor - Charles IV to deposit valuable treasures, the crown jewels and relics. The famous French architect Mathias of Arras designed the castle. Part of the original furnishings and decorations can still be seen.
- Tour 1 includes historical interiors of the Imperial Palace and the lower floors with the valuable items.
- Tour 2 offers a visit of the Church of Our Lady, Chapel of St. Catharine, castle´s picture gallery and the Holy Cross Chapel, which contains 127 panels painted by Master Theodoric in the 14th century.