- Discover the impressive Bohemian Gothic Karlstejn Castle on a guided coach half day coach tour from Prague. Built in the 14th century by Charles IV, the Czech King and Roman Emperor, the castle was believed to hold the treasure of the Holy Roman Empire including the imperial coronation jewels. You'll get up close, viewing the foundation stone of Karlstejn, laid in 1348. Explore the main building works which lasted until 1356, the year of Charles' coronation as emperor. You'll discover just how much care Charles IV devoted to the rich interior decoration of the castle, until the time of his death in 1378. The castle was then modified in the Renaissance style and re-built in the purism style between the 19th and 20th century. In winter, if the Karlstejn Castle is closed, an alternative visit to the Cesky Sternberk Castle is arranged. Cesky Sternbeck is an imposing castle on a romantic rise above the river Sazava. This Castle features rich stucco decorations and unique collections of weapons.
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