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Getting Around the Czech Republic: Karlštejn Castle
Karlštejn is a majestic Gothic castle, strategically placed on a hill overlooking some of the beautiful forests. It has an exceptional position among Czech castles. It was founded 1348 by the Czech king and Roman Emperor Charles IV. as a private residence and a safe place for the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. In a Chapel of the Holy Cross can be found a world unique paint collection of Master Theodoric, the court painter of Charles IV. Nowadays, it is the most visited castle in the Czech Republic, for its beauty, fairy tale look, and rich history. It can be also easily reached from Prague by train in only 40 minutes. As a visitor you may choose from 3 different guided tours: The private and representative rooms of Emperor Charles IV (Basic tour) The sacred rooms of the castle with the chapel of the Holy Cross (Exclusive tour) The Great Tower View If you choose the 2nd option, you will have a chance to visit the spiritual heart of the castle: the chapel of the Holy Cross in the Great Tower. You might know the legend that women were not allowed to enter the castle, but it is not completely true. They were not allowed...
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