Even though Prague is a city full of history and life, when visiting it one should still consider the amazing venues around it- one being the Karlštejn castle. This keep, initially built by Charles IV. in the 14th century as a depository for the Empire crown jewels, now serves as a perfect get-away for its visitors. The impressive Gothic-style building is situated in a small town of Karlštejn just 20 km outside Prague making it an ideal day-tour destination. A museum, now a part of the castle, tells a compelling story of Bohemian history with countless jewels and relics as its witnesses. If you get tired of history lessons, feel free to rest your eyes on the peaceful surrounding countryside.
Czech crystal, one of the top export products of the country, is being made in the nearby area so those curious about the process can check it out and perhaps take home a small souvenir. Additionally, if someone wants to experience more of the local spirit, there are even tours which include dining in nearby authentic pubs. If you are still hungry for more history, tours which stop at yet another castle- Konopiště are offered. Built in the 13th century, it is also of Gothic-style but unlike Karlštejn, displays historic weapons and beautifully crafted furniture.
Regarding logistics, the bus tours are either a full day or half-day depending on your preferences. The initial drive to the locations is rather short giving the visitants plenty of time to explore everything in peace. Notably, most include a guide to help you get the most of your trip. Tours which include most activities are recommended as usual as they paint the perfect and wholesome picture of Bohemia.
We invite you to make this former fort for keeping all the riches of the Bohemian King a vacation spot for you and your loved ones.