"Karlstejn and the central Bohemian countryside" Karlstejn Tip by hundwalder

Karlstejn, Prague: 24 reviews and 31 photos

  Hrady Karlstejn and the surrounding countryside.
by hundwalder
 
  • Hrady Karlstejn and the surrounding countryside. - Prague
      Hrady Karlstejn and the surrounding countryside.
    by hundwalder
  • Closeup view of same rook and castle ramparts. - Prague
      Closeup view of same rook and castle ramparts.
    by hundwalder
 

The city of Karlstejn and its famous Gothic castle are located about 35 km. southwest of Prague. Karlstejn is a short, uncomplicated, scenic, and very inexpensive, train ride from Hlavni Nadrazi ( central or main ) train station of Prague. Many tour packages for hrady ( castle ) Karlstejn are available, but most leave much to be desired, and a few are outright hoaxes. My advice is to save your money by taking the public train. The red, white, and blue, flag of the new republic of Chechia, is shown flying proudly over the upper court of the castle.

Shown in both photos are the tallest rook and part of the castle's ramparts, as well as the surrounding steep and heavily forested hills. Further in the distance are the villages that dot the river valley. You can see from the photos that attacking the castle was a very formidable task for all of the invaders who tried. The photos were taken in April when the Bohemian countryside is especially beautiful and captivating.

more later !

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated May 18, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

hundwalder

“The boys are back in town. It's Iditarod time, baby!”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 5 5
Forum Rank:
0 1 9 4 4

Have you been to Prague?

  Share Your Travels