Karlstejn Castle

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Karlstejn castle is exceptional even among the Czech castles, not only for its historical significance but also due to its robustness and architecture. It was established by the Czech and Roman King Karel IV in 1348, who gave it the role of the treasury for the coronation insignia and the most valuable relics of the Holy Roman Empire. The basic construction of the Karlštejn castle took more than seven years, and the internal adjustments of the Chapel of the St. Cross were prolonged until 1365. The castle fortification ought to have resisted any attacks in its time, which was confirmed in 1422 when Karlstejn was besieged by Prague citizens.


Karlstejn impresses upon everybody with its stately manner and the same mood is communicated to visitors by its interior, adjusted as closely as possible to the original medieval appearance. It is therefore possible along both of the tour routes to behold not only the architecture, which is uncommonly valuable from a historical viewpoint, but also the furnishings approximately corresponding to those seen by the Emperor Karel IV. Of the individual interiors it is, for example, the Ancestors Hall with a portrait gallery of the Czech kings, Banquet Hall, and royal bedroom, which can be marked out. The moderately sized Chapel of St. Catherine in the Tower excels with its valuable Gothic wall decoration.

Venue details:

  • Civil Ceremony Only
  • Approximately 30 minutes from Prague
  • Ceremony Only Possible; Return to Prague for reception and accommodation

For civil ceremonies, the capacity of the ceremony hall is ideally for 30 people, with a maximum of 50, and chairs for only a few close family members, as this is the typical Czech tradition and style. The length of the ceremony is 20 minutes, and is held in Czech with an English translation.

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